In this weeks incredibly informative interview Carlos Ortiz, Director of Associated Businesses at the Medellín Metro discusses signaling upgrades, new rolling stock, the possibility of deploying passenger WIFI, the new tram system, integrating cable cars and developing new lines to change the cities transport from an arterial to a fully integrated grid network.
Metro de Medellin today put the new tram network into operation, as General Manager Claudia Restrepo explained plans for Metro de Medellin to continue expanding and innovating the region’s transport network, which now incorporates metro, cablecar, tram, buses, public bike rental, urban escalators and BRT systems, with monorail the latest technology to be discussed.
Details have been released regarding Bogota’s proposed Metrosur or light rail network, which will run for 16.45km along Av. 68 from the commercial sector of Venice neighborhood up to the 7th street. The project will be funded with a Public-Private Partnership model (PPP), and will be paid for exclusively with private contributions.
In the first in a series of interviews with the leaders of Latin Americas most important transport projects, we sat down with the General Manager of the Medellin Metro to discuss new metro, tram, metrocable and monorail projects, technology upgrades, supporting the Bogota Metro and TransCaribe and the role the metro has played in Medellin’s development.
Medellin will roll out its Ayacucho Tram service on the 30th of September; it is the first of its kind in the country and considered to be another milestone for public transport in the city. This is the date that has been set out for the inaugural service albeit restrictions and without its two (overhead) lines.
Metro de Medellin head of planning Tomás Andrés Elejalde has confirmed that the first of twelve cars will be delivered in July for the Ayachu…
Medellin’s metro system has been the cornerstone of the cities revival, as what was once the world’s most dangerous city has been transformed into the…