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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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QUITO | Public Transport

Quito is the capital and second-largest city in Ecuador. They're building a new metro.







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I hadn't heard about this one. Nice! First the airport, now a metro. Quito is growing up.

Given the linear shape of the city it probably makes sense to have a metro down the middle
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #4
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I hadn't heard about this one. Nice! First the airport, now a metro. Quito is growing up.

Given the linear shape of the city it probably makes sense to have a metro down the middle
Hi to all,

long time reader, first time poster in this exciting forum here.

The Quito metro will indeed perform the backbone of public transport. It´s alignment follows the existing BRT-corridor. Some time back this was one of the first BRT-system in south-america I suppose. So Quito can be an example for a city having BRT first and a metro in the future. Others may follow like Curitiba and Ottawa...

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Old May 19th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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Why there is a conference room in several stations ?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:08 AM   #6
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Why there is a conference room in several stations ?
I am guessing it is part of the building with an entrance to the Metro System.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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Good for Quito.

Is this going to be standard heavy rail/subway, LRT, or monorail like Sao Paulo?
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Old May 20th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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I am guessing it is part of the building with an entrance to the Metro System.
But I see at least three station with a conference room in the renders.
San Francisco, La Carolina and Universidad central.
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Good for Quito.

Is this going to be standard heavy rail/subway, LRT, or monorail like Sao Paulo?
Standard Underground, to quite some extent inspired by the Madrid Tube. Spaniards are amongst the consultants.
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Why there is a conference room in several stations ?
Maybe future expansion of another platform above the first line? Or maybe for railfan conventions????

It is kind of odd. It does not look like they connect to any buildings at these stops, as was mentioned as a possibility.
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I agree, this odd and this is why I ask this question.
Maybe an error in the render, they used the same picture for several stations.
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That's what I would do as well...
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It seems like an interesting idea, though

You've got a big empty space left over from the construction process that can't be filled in due to it resting above the rest of the structure.

Conference rooms are probably cheap to build and can generate revenue. They don't need windows. or utilities beyond lights and a restroom. They don't contain anything that would be a hazard or be of value for insurance.
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Unesco calls for measures to avoid affecting heritage by subway construction Quito

Through a statement, Unesco said he is not opposed to the construction of Metro Centro Historico Quito by the world heritage-listed, but "requested that necessary action is taken to not affect the outstanding universal value for which the city was inscribed on the World Heritage List. "

The international agency reported that a year ago the World Heritage Committee and ICOMOS International analyzes the technical project documents formally submitted by the Ecuadorian authorities.

Under the bill, one of the metro stops will be located at one end of the resort of San Francisco. But he plans to build another in the Square Theatre, to relieve the pressure on early.

San Francisco is a Catholic building complex opened in 1604 and considered one of the largest in Latin America. It was declared a World Heritage Site as part of the Historic Center in 1978.

It is expected that the Committee will meet on 17 June in Cambodia to discuss the reports of 100 places that are inscribed on the World Heritage List.

In the case of Ecuador will discuss a recommendation that has to do with sending a technical mission "to cooperate with the national authorities to assess the conservation status of the site (San Francisco) and the alternatives for the location of buildings which may affect the historic center, which has outstanding universal value, why was inscribed on the List "refers to the statement.
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Obras Fase 1 estación La Magdalena 25/10/2013 by Metro de Quito, on Flickr

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Misión Banco Mundial BIRF visita obras Metro de Quito 05/12/2013 by Metro de Quito, on Flickr
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Quito Metro invites bids for train fleet
Tuesday, May 27, 2014



QUITO Metro, which is building the first 22.5km 15-station underground metro line in the Ecuadorian capital, invites bids by June 16 for a $US 192.8m contract to acquire and finance trains, auxiliary vehicles and workshop equipment

A fleet of 18 six-car trains worth $US 172.3m is required, plus four maintenance vehicles. The workshop equipment is valued at $US 9.17m. The trains will have motor coaches at each end and the line will be electrified at 1.5kV dc overhead.

Quito Metro will require an additional train during the first year of operation followed by two more trains a year later. A further 32 cars will be needed during the next seven years of operation, with another 82 cars to be supplied during the next 20 years.
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Wow, they had been built a lot Thanks, mavillav
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Consortium chosen for Quito Metro construction contract
Wednesday, October 28, 2015



THE Metropolitan District of Quito and Quito Metro announced on October 27 that they have selected a consortium of Acciona, Spain, and Odebrecht, Brazil as preferred bidder for the $US 1.54bn main construction contract for the first metro line in the Ecuadorian capital

The Phase 2 contract will be signed within 60 days and encompasses the construction of tunnels, 13 of the 15 stations on the 22.5km line, electrical and mechanical systems, and depot and stabling facilities. Quito Metro says the consortium was selected because it submitted the lowest-priced bid that was fully compliant with the technical specification

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Construction begins on Quito metro
Tuesday, January 19, 2016



THE mayor of Quito Mr Mauricio Rodas officially launched major construction works on the Ecuadorian capital's first metro line on January 19, when a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the line's depot and control centre near Quitumbe bus terminal in the south of the city

The 22.5km line from Quitumbe to El Labrador will have 15 stations with a commercial speed of 37km/h and a journey time of 34 minutes between the two termini. Ridership is expected to be around 369,000 passengers per day in the first year of operation

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