A Cable Car for Guatemala City

A feasibility study ordered by the Municipality of Guatemala found that it is feasible to install an urban transport cable car system, which will be called AeroMetro.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Although there is still no certainty about the final cost, a representative of the Municipality of Guatemala, Carlos Sandoval, told Prensalibre.com that " 'Everything points to it being an investment using public capital from the municipality and money from private companies. A public-private partnership.´"

"... Fabricio Gonzalez, a specialist in urban mobility from the district capital, said that axis 1 would start in a station in El Trebol, in zone 8, and the cable cars would travel over Boulevard Liberacion, then cross at 7th. Avenue in Zone 13, going towards Montufar street in Zone 9, before reaching Plaza España."

".... It is estimated that the 2.11 kilometer route will take six minutes. User demand is 10 thousand people on that route. The other section approved by the analysis is axis 2, which aims to connect Mixco to the capital. Gonzalez said the route will start with a station in Molino de las Flores, Zone 2 of Mixco, and the cable cars will travel all along Roosevelt road until they reach the station of El Trebol in zone 8. "

According to plans drawn up by the Municipality, the request for proposals and draft contracts will be ready in June this year, so that "the bidding process can start and then the award can take place at the end of 2016 .... ".


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Guatemala: Details of the Urban Cable Car

June 2017

The air transport system will have 288 gondolas, 10 stations and will have to carry least 5,500 to 6,000 passengers per hour.

The Municipality of Guatemala has endorsed the project to grant in concession the construction, administration and operation of the "Aerometro" cable system, Phase I.

Guatemala: Urban Cable Car Project

April 2017

The Municipality of Guatemala claims to have the permits to use the airspace in streets of the capital and Mixco, and needs an endorsement from the CIV before the route to be used can be decided.

Although last November it was indicated that at the end of that month the specifications would be published to grant in concession the construction and operation of the cable car or aerometer, some procedures and permits have yet to be completed in order to proceed with the tender process.

Guatemala: Tender for Cablecar

November 2016

It has been announced that in late November the request for proposals document will be published for the award in concession of its construction and operation, and it is estimated that the cost will amount to $180 million.

It has been reported that the foreign companies that have already expressed interest in the project are Doppelmayr / Garaventa, of Austria, and the Leitner Poma group. According to municipal authorities, the bidding rules are ready, and will be published on the Guatecompras website later this month.

Guatemala: Metro Rail to Cost $770 million

October 2016

A feasibility study indicates an estimated cost of $770 million for building a Metro that will loop through 20 kilometers between the North and South of the capital city, a project which will be put out to tender in 2017.

The project, whose feasibility study was commissioned with the Spanish company IDOM Ingeniería y Consultoría, consists of building a light railway which will extend for 20 kilometers and will have 20 stations. The trains will run from South Centra in Villa Nueva, to Centra Norte, within the limits of zones 17 and 18.  

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