Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela met with executives from Alstom, supplier of Panama Metro rolling stock, to announce the possible development of a new light rail line, linking Panama City to Chririqui. Varela met with Alstom CEO Patrick Kron to discuss current projects and available options for expanding Line 2 of the Panama Metro, as well as Line 3 and further expansion.
Governor of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Pezão has confirmed that proposals to develop a bus rapid transit have been rejected, as increasing public demand means the construction of metro line 3 is the only viable long-term solution given the city’s growing population. Studies are expected to be complete by next year, with construction set to begin late-2017 or early 2018.
Both Line 2 and Line 3 of the Peruvian capital will be constructed underground, as they will be serving densely populated and heavily urbanised parts of the city, according to the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jose Gallardo.
State promoter of private investment, ProInversión, has confirmed that the pre-investment feasibility study for line 3 of the Lima Metro will be ready by the end of March or start of April, which means the project is on schedule to the deadline to finalise the route and define the investment necessary.
The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has announced plans to double rolling stock numbers by 2016, with the metro hoping to have 125 trains operating the capital by 2023. Minister José Gallardo has confirmed that by 2016 the city will have 44 trains in operation with 264 cars, which will represent a significant step in reducing the severe congestion the city faces at peak times.
Secretary of Panama Metro Roberto Roy has announced that the tender for Line 2 of the capitals network will open on 30 January with work expected to begin in March, while the countries economics minister Dulcidio de la Guardia has announced the cost is expected to be around US$2 billion.
La incorporación de 8,9 nuevos kilómetros a la red de Metro, siete futuras estaciones y más de 600 mil habitantes beneficiados contemplará la extensión de la Línea 2 y de la futura Línea 3 a las comunas de El Bosque, San Bernardo y Quilicura, en el marco del plan de inversiones en infraestructura del transporte público anunciado este miércoles por la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet.
The Ministry of Transport and Communication have provided further details for Line 2 of the cities expanding metro system, while the GTU look to reduce congestion and support urban integration as they tender 9 new transport routes in the south of the city.
Metro de Santiago have been speaking exclusively with Metro Americas to discuss some of the key developments in the Chilean capital, future CBTC deployments and how Metro…