Bogota Metro Stations Confirmed

Bogota Metro Stations Confirmed

Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro announced this week that station locations for the Colombian capital’s first metro line have been decided, following meetings with the cities Urban Renewal Committee.

“We have already defined the exact locations of the stations for the first line of the cities Metro. The strategy is to maximise coverage in accordance with the cities Land Use Plan”.

The mayor’s office has already announced that they will look to use the development of the Metro as a spur for social and economic change across the city, following the example of Colombia’s second city Medellin.

The development of the cities urban transport network has supported the economic and social integration of poorer areas of the city. Neighborhoods such as Santo Domingo and Niquia have developed substantially since the establishment of the cities metro, while municipalities such as Sabaneta and La Estrella have received substantial new investment since the extension of the cities metro.

Bogota hope that the new metro will not only ease the cities terrible congestion, but also support the renovation of isolated or underdeveloped neighborhoods.

The cities district attorney explained that “the location of Metro stations and recent reforms to the Land Use Plan will help to establish new urban centers for the city of Bogota.”

Surveys and geotechnical studies are underway along the 26.5 mile route to identify the necessary depth of the tunnels for the development of the Bogota Metro. Projected operational speed will be between 35 and 40km per hour.

The engineering studies are expected to be completed within 15 months and are being lead by the Colombian-Spanish L1 consortium formed IDOM, Cano Jimenez and Eurostudies.