New Proposal for Metro in Guatemala

The project presented by Systra and Cooteban is a 13 km light railway.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

With an estimated investment of $ 500 million, the project proposes a mass transit system between the zones 19 and 10, which includes underground sections as well as level sections.

"This is not the first, since previously the International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the municipality, Alstom and Alfapenta Architects presented their proposals. The project has also appeared in some of the programs of former political candidates, but always without success," says

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A Metro System for San José

April 2017

Three underground railway lines with a large central exchange station is the basic concept for a project valued at $6 billion.

The Costa Rican College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA) started work on this project in 2014 and has now submitted it to the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MOPT), in the form of a pre-feasibility study.

Panamanian Metro to be 100% Owned by State

October 2013

A bill has been presented which creates the state-owned company Metro de Panamá S.A. whose entire stake is to be held by the Panamanian government.

From a press release issued by the Presidency of Panama:

The bill creating the company Metro de Panamá S.A. was presented by the Minister of the Presidency, Roberto Henriquez, before the National Assembly after the announcement came that this system of mass transit will begin operations in March 2014.

Panama Metro Begins Construction

March 2011

The project represents an investment of $ 1.500 million and its construction will be done by Consortium Linea 1, structured by Norberto Odebrecht and FCC.

The formal start of construction of the project was made by a sound which instructed the immediate operation of equipment located in the Albrook area.

Alstom to Build Cars for Panamanian Metro

January 2011

Valued at $ 270 million the Alstom group will manufacture in its plant in Barcelona the 57 wagons of the first Metro line.

The company is a subcontractor of consortium FCC and Odebrecht, who will build the first subway line.

"Trains are based on the 'metropolis' platform of Alstom and will be very similar to those provided for the metro line 9 in Barcelona," reports the article in

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