Contract to Build Panamanian Metro Signed

The Panama Metro Department and Consorcio Línea 1 signed last Friday the contract for the construction of Metro Line 1.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The project will stretch 13.6 kilometers and will be built from Los Andes, San Miguelito district, to the Albrook bus terminal, so the president made a special request to Panamanians in order for them to have patience with the changes which will happen as a consequence of the Metro works.

President Martinelli also requested the media to spread awareness of the changes so Panamanians are informed involving the construction of the Metro, but this will ultimately improve the country's transport system.

For its part, Metro's executive secretary, Robert Roy, stated that completion is planned in approximately 38 months and that the work will involve more than 3.000 workers.

He explained that the Metro trains, whose first line will have an estimated travel time between the two terminals of 23 minutes, will be provided by French company Alstom.

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Panama Metro To Be Extended 2.3 Kilometers  

October 2013

The addendum to the contract with Consorcio Línea Uno for the extension of the railway system from Los Andes to San Isidro, has been officially signed.

This was announced by Minister for Canal Affairs and Executive Secretary of the Panama Metro, Roberto Roy. The official explained that the cost of the extension will not be revealed until they have completed the verification process with the General Comptroller of the Republic.

Line Two of Panama Metro

July 2013

The work to be tendered next year will be 6.2 miles longer than the first line, having a total length of 22 kilometers.

The project cost is still unknown, however, it has been revealed that the original proposal by the Secretariat of the Panama Metro has undergone some modifications.

Odebrecht and Impregilo Submit Bids for Panama Metro

August 2010

Only two consortiums have presented offers for the design and construction of the first line of the Panama Metro.

The consortium led by Impregilo also includes Astaldi, Ghella and Ansaldo Breda Trains, while that led by Odebrecht also comprises Spanish owned FCC Construcción and Alstom Trains.

Panamanian Metro Route Could be Extended

January 2010

The Metro Secretary does not rule out extending the first route of the metro system up to San Isidro.

Such was the response of Metro Secretary Roberto Roy, when asked about a potential extension of the route by some interested companies. He added that the topic will be studied with the Economy ministry.

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