Panama Metro Announces its First Line

Line 1 of the system will travel the city in a north-south axis, from the "Los Andes" area to Albrook Transport Terminal.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Roberto Roy, Metro Secretary, explained that Line 1 will run for approximately 14 kilometers, beggining at the sector known as "Los Andes", and then traveling the Transístmica avenue, the Fernandez de Córdoba avenue, España avenue, and Justo Arosemena avenue. It will then reach 5 de Mayo square, continuing up to the future Government City, ending at Albrook transport terminal.

This first line will comprise 7 km of tunnels, 6.3 km of viaducts and 0.7km of trenches. It will feature 16 stations (11 underground and 5 elevated ones), 100 meters long.

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CAF Approves $ 400 Million for Panama Metro

March 2011

CAF approved funds for construction of Metro Line 1 in Panama City.

Enrique Garcia, CAF´s CEO, stated: "By supporting this project, CAF aims to significantly contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of Panamanians, especially those living in remote areas of the city center.

Contract to Build Panamanian Metro Signed

November 2010

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

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.

Panama Modifies Bidding Rules for Metro

January 2010

The Metro Secretary announced that the updated bidding rules can be downloaded from PanamaCompra since yesterday.

These modifications were included by request of some of the companies interested in developing the Metro System of Panama City.

Roberto Roy, Metro Secretary, was quoted in Prensa.com: “we modified the rules to ease the liquidity and indebtedness ratios … we reduced the importance given to local experience, from 13 to 8, out of a total 130 points”.

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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