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Old March 28th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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PANAMA CITY | Public Transport

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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...c_13727314.htm

Panama City's Metro system official groundbreaking on march 23th, 2011

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Old March 28th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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I invite other panamanian forumers to help keep this thread updated with all the progress of the Metro & Metrobus system of Panama City.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #3
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Change of the transport system in Panama City is underway.

The transport Panamanians deserve a safe, comfortable and reliable ... Metrobus.

The new transport system will be developed under a concession contract that will provide the supply of buses and the overall operation of the system.

There will be 1 or more areas, covering the urban areas of San Miguelito and Panama City to Pacora.


FLEET RENEWAL

It will have new high capacity buses, manufactured exclusively for passenger transport system will have air conditioning. The new units will have to drop access door and independent, and to request stops ringing.

These buses are governed by very strict safety standards, plus it will be increased checks at the entrances or terminals.



RESPONSIBLE AND QUALIFIED DRIVERS

Drivers will be hired by the concessionaire, to receive technical training and service, so that gives you a good deal to the user, making your journey safer.

They will also have a fixed salary, set hours and social security. Thus will end the race and will start order on the route, to avoid competition among bus drivers for picking up passengers.


COMFORTABLE SEATS

The buses will have comfortable seats and seats reserved for the elderly and pregnant women, and handicapped access, under the proper safety standards. These posts are clearly marked inside each bus.


TICKET ONLY

Once all the new system is working, will be implemented only in METROBUS Passage. With this innovation, you pay a one-time trip back once its passage, and may do so via recharge cards.


RE-ROUTE

This system will have an efficient organization in terms of travel, or, which will reduce waiting times at bus stops and ensure that the frequency of the units, making reliable travel.




Metrobus bus specifications:
* Body: Marcopolo
* Chassis: Volvo / Mercedes-Benz
* Model: Gran Viale
* Length: 12.5 meters
* Capacity: 80-85 passengers





www.metrobuspanama.com

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Old March 28th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #6
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Design and tendering of metro line 2 should be ready in 2014

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Work. Start of work of the first subway line in Panama. Metro line 2 of Panama will be designed and tendered before the end of the period of the current government in 2014 for the new administration did not waste time and have the opportunity to continue with this project.

This was made known, the executive secretary of Metro, Robert Roy, who warned that it is very important that we realize that the metro is a state project and that end should not end because a government.

"On instructions of President Ricardo Martinelli we started the study of the demand for line 2, which is far from the intersection of San Miguelito to Tocumen and December 24. Also perform a physical study, "he added.

This line comprises between 19 to 20 kilometers and provide service to eastern Panama, a community that is growing fast. The station of this line starts in San Miguelito specifically on Via Domingo Diaz and arrive at La Doña.

In the same vein, last week, opened the first shovelful of Metro Line 1 in Panama, which initially will transport 15 000 passengers per hour per direction, although the system is designed to carry up to 40 000 passengers per hour per direction, which is achieved by passage of time with the purchase of more trains.

The contract calls for 19 trains, which can reach 67 and earn a distance from each other for 90 seconds. The length of this line is 13.5 miles and include 13 stations, eight underground and five high.

The executive secretary stated that this subway line will hopefully begin operations in 2014, because there are a whole class of pipes and cables to bury in the case of Transístmica, where you have to clean the entire route and leave it more pleasing to the view.

In that regard, he stressed that the removal of public services, which includes the undergrounding of cables, they will build the business but it will pay the state, which could raise the cost of this first line estimated at 1.452 million of dollars.

He explained that there are still other components that are being studied for the first line and also would raise the initial price, as the North Terminal, which would be similar to Albrook and would be located at the entrance of the Northern Corridor.

"We are conducting further studies, we would make the project bigger, but have financial constraints. The government will decide whether it is or not. "

On another issue, said they have a close relationship with the Medellin metro, which has 15 years of foundation, working with Panama on the issue of underground culture, and educate citizens on the use of this mode of transport.

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Subway Line 3 represents the greatest challenge of engineering

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Data. If you opt for a bridge, would exceed 80 meters in height to allow the passage of post-Panamax vessels.

The third line of metro Panama, ranging from Albrook to La Chorrera, represents the biggest challenge from the point of view of engineering and construction, it must cross the Channel using a dual bridge or tunnel, said the executive secretary of the metro , Robert Roy.

The most practical solution and is studying the Ministry of Public Works (MOP), is the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal and also to provide for the rail line, would include six lanes for cars, three to go to the city and other three to go into the country.

Roy explained that a train can not climb up a hill like a car: "You can not climb a slope of more than 3.5% and that is the essence of his speed, low friction it has."

According to Roy, to rise above post-Panamax vessels have to make a bridge that has a height of at least 80 meters, for uploading to less than the 3.5%, the structure should not be too long.

In the case of the tunnel, said Roy, you have the additional challenge to lose 20 feet of water that has the Canal, and the structure would have to be under 40 meters deep. "Both alternatives are complicated because we have very high bridge or a tunnel or a very deep," he added.

The executive secretary said the metro train pass by Howard to make this area of ​​the country's further development; come in early to La Chorrera, a place that is progressing rapidly and would add a lot of potential passengers.

For his part, Minister of Public Works, Federico Suarez, said that building a new bridge over the canal, which will further build the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in the province of Colon is a necessity.

"It takes a new step in the busiest area on the Canal, in the southern area, between the Centennial Bridge and the Bridge of the Americas," said Suarez.

The minister said it is very likely to have a new step on the waterway before completing this term of government. "A tunnel would be more expensive, not only for its construction, but maintenance," said the official.

According to statistics by the Ministry of Works handles úblicasP, the population in the West sector of Panama is projected to double in 10 years.

The three subway lines in Panama provided will be handled by a single operator, so that they are integrated.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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At last Panama City has started metro construction. After long yers of tram closure, Panama City is now getting an electric mass transport again.

Will it start running in 2014?
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Old July 21st, 2012, 08:41 AM   #9
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As much as I am glad to see Panama modernize and improve it's infastructure, I must say it is kind of sad to see the Diablo Rojos go since they are part of the city's identity.

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Old July 21st, 2012, 09:53 AM   #10
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Replaced by Brazilian Marcopolo BRT "metro busses" apparently. Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #11
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Proposed stations of Panama Metro Line 1 (from south to north):

1. Albrook
2. Ciudad Gubernamental
3. Plaza 5 de Mayo
4. El Marañón
5. Alcaldía de Panamá
6. Bella Vista
7. Iglesia del Carmen
8. Via Argentina
9. Via Brasil
10. Via fernandez de Cordova
11. Pueblo Nuevo
12. 12 de Octubre
13. Urbanización Industrial
14. San Miguelito
15. Pan de Azúcar
16. Los Andes

It is also stated that there are four lines planned for the metro system.
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Are the elevated sections really going to be on such small guideways? What about emergency evacuations? I have never seen such narrow guideways on a elevated metro/light rail.
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Tren AnsaldoBreda?

Please... do NOT.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #14
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Are the elevated sections really going to be on such small guideways? What about emergency evacuations? I have never seen such narrow guideways on a elevated metro/light rail.
No. That is just a figurative image.

This how the elevated stations and sections will look like:












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Old May 18th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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Alstom has delivered the first trains to Panama City.

There are some low-res pix here:
http://www.alstom.com/fi/press-centr...-panama-metro/

and here:
http://www.caribjournal.com/2013/05/...ma-city-metro/
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UPDATES Panama City's Underground (Subway | Metro)- (Albrook, Panama City).






























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Looks like a very nice system and Congrats to Panama City!
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:07 AM   #18
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the design of the stations are similar to dubai
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Old June 20th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #19
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thank you for posting....congratulations panama....
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Old June 21st, 2013, 12:21 AM   #20
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what happened to the monorail project for panama city??

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