Metro is Viable in Guatemala

A study by French company Systra indicates the feasibility of building a subway in the capital.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The metro line would cover a route between Florida colony and Los Heroes Boulevard.

Prensalibbre.com reports, “Vice President Rafael Espada, who a year ago had curiosity to know if it was possible to have a metro in Guatemala, said that while it is a long term project, it is possible for the contract to be drawn up in 2011."

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Guatemala Studies Metro Feasibility

March 2010

$870.000, donated by the French government, will be spent in a feasibility study for building an underground metro in the capital city.

Héctor Cifuentes, municipal secretary, explained they will assist the French team with physical space, offices in the municipality and transportation around the city.

Guatemala Considering a Metro

August 2009

Experts from France and the Dominican Republic will conduct a feasibility study for developing a metro system in the metropolitan area.

Engineers and geologists from both countries will arrive to Guatemala in September, and will evaluate the possibility of building a metro or a surface train.

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