The first Metro in Central America
The need in the country to design a modern mass transport system that will significantly reduce the time it takes for a person to travel from one location to another was the driving force behind the State project called: Línea Uno del Metro de Panamá.
The construction of this important project was awarded to the Línea Uno Consortium, made up of FCC and Odebrecht, in the public tender for the best value with separate evaluation for construction and putting into operation of the Panama Metro Line One. Both companies have vast experience in metro construction around the world with a strong presence in Panama.
Since this project, which has been in execution for 33 months and the first stage is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014, has already been expanded to include another 2.2 kilometres and two new stations so that the total will be 15,9 kilometres, covered in just 22 minutes. Regarding this section, 7.5 kilometres will be underground, 7.1 kilometres will be elevated and 1.5 in trenches.
The route, which is going to directly benefit approximately one million people, covers from the area near the Grand National Transport Terminal (Albrook Terminal) to the area adjacent to the Los Andes Shopping Mall.
The design for the Panama Metro Line One contemplates the construction of a total of fourteen stations for access, boarding and system development, including the two new ones, seven for the underground section, six for the elevated section and one that is partly underground.
It will directly benefit more than one million people
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