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: $334 million Contract for Metro Line 2

September 2015

The consortium led by France's Alstom won the contract to supply the integrated system including 21 trains, substations and command systems for the trains.

Alstom, the leader of the consortium that won the tender, has been commissioned to provide the trains and launch Line 1. The contract for Line 2 of Metro de Panama states that the consortium will provide all trains, stations and operate the line.

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.

Metro Line 2 to be Tendered in 2013

January 2012

Studies of passenger demand are underway and this year, the design plans will be started for Line 2 of the Panamanian Metro system .

Line 2, which will be only in an elevated form, will join the sector December 24 with the intersection of San Miguelito in the capital, said Robert Roy, secretary of the Metro.

Panamanian Metro Bid Will be Opened on October 29

October 2010

On that date, the opening of envelopes containing the proposals submitted by consortiums will take place.

The companies which submitted bids are Consorcio Line One, composed of FCC and Norberto Odebrecht Construction with Alstom trains, and the Italian Group Metro Panama, consisting of Impregilo, Astaldi and Ghella with Ansaldo Breda trains.

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