The Panamanian authorities today show the progress in the construction of line 2 of the Panama City Metro, the first in Central America.
Line 2, with a cost of 1,857 million dollars, began to be built in October 2015 and is expected to operate partially in January, when the capital will host thousands of pilgrims from all over the world for the celebration of World Youth Day (WYD).
On July 25, the Panamanian president, Juan Carlos Varela, announced that construction was already 82 percent complete.
The 21-kilometer stretch of elevated track and 16 stations, will serve more than 400,000 residents of the eastern sector of the Panamanian capital.
With 21 trains of 5 subway cars, it is contemplated that in its initial stage it will transport some 16,000 passengers per hour in each direction and a maximum future provision of 40,000 passengers during rush hour.
The work is in charge of the Line 2 Consortium, made up of the Odebrecht and FCC Construcciones companies, which made the underground Line 1 that has been in operation since April 2014 and which has 23 trains of 3 subway cars.