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Old March 8th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #321
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So if all the metro lines are built, what is the plan for reaching the areas not reached by metro? Will they be covered by minibus, BRT, tram, light rail?
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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #322
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So if all the metro lines are built, what is the plan for reaching the areas not reached by metro? Will they be covered by minibus, BRT, tram, light rail?
The goberment is applaying a first master plan based on five lines to cover the three most used public corredors but after that master plan is implemented is posible to apply enother new one directed to middle class to reduce the use of privated cars.

Besides the main train lines there`s a master plan to implement bus lines to take passangers from train stations to their final destinations. That part of the plan is no implemented jet because of lack of money to go on with both proyect a the same time.

BRTs lines are no posible in Santo Domingo because the width of street`s transversal section isnt enough to fix that besides the rest of the traffic. Is posible to apply a light train in some routs but that isnt discused jet.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #323
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Impressive system! Does anybody know the final cost of these new lines in $USD?? Also how do they fund this project? Is it all Federal dollars?
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Old March 9th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #324
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Impressive system! Does anybody know the final cost of these new lines in $USD?? Also how do they fund this project? Is it all Federal dollars?
The second line is only a half of its final lenght so it is costing 850 million dollars, the entire line 1700 million dollar if the dicide to continue the work without pause, if the stop for some years it has to add addicional costs. The sistem is all built by the goverment.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #325
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I hope they will use this subway system to create many low-wage jobs for people keeping the subway clean and safe. In Amsterdam they cut almost all security on metrostations right after opening in the late '70s and early '80s and it caused a lot of security problems (drunk, junkies, criminals holding up in the stations, robbing passengers, etc.). Would Santo Domingo have similar security issues?
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Old March 10th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #326
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The second line is only a half of its final lenght so it is costing 850 million dollars, the entire line 1700 million dollar if the dicide to continue the work without pause, if the stop for some years it has to add addicional costs. The sistem is all built by the goverment.
Thanks for your reply and how financing works in the DR. In the US the Federal Government pays only 50% of the cost, the rest of the funds have to be paid by the states, counties and cities if not projects aren't approved that is why the US doesn't have a lot of transit systems in the majority of it's main cities. It's a difficult process here.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #327
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Thanks for your reply and how financing works in the DR. In the US the Federal Government pays only 50% of the cost, the rest of the funds have to be paid by the states, counties and cities if not projects aren't approved that is why the US doesn't have a lot of transit systems in the majority of it's main cities. It's a difficult process here.
In Dominican republic there`s no that kind of divition between the goberment and the city. The main state is on charge of all the budget on big public works and the subway is considerated in D.R. as superestructure so is a 100% goberment responsability. The cities are on charge only of little things.

But from my perception the subway sistem in USA doesn`t goes because of the compromise of the federal state with car industry. There`s in Washington stronges political lobby working on defense of car industry. Beside the train industry is mostly european and the american one is not strong enught to pay for good political lobby.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #328
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Second line of Santo Domingo metro is schedulled to opend comercial operation in two weeks. That line is eleven kilometers long and is suposed to begin transporting 60,000 passenger per day in its first years to reach 200,000 passenger in four years. The train`s configuration has a capacity of 650 passanger per train and a frecuency of a train every tree minutes in ruch hours. When the line reaches to take 200,000 passanger per day that configuration most be changed to fix 1,300 passanger each unity at least for trains serving in ruch hours.

The ticket´s price is fifty cents per trip and you can change line without additional payments traveling between both lines with the same ticket price. Something very helpfull for a population esposed to abuses of traditional transporters changing the ticket price whenever they want.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #329
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How much do they expect the passengers per day to rise on line 1 because of line 2?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #330
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How much do they expect the passengers per day to rise on line 1 because of line 2?
I haven`t seen those numbers so far but considerating line one is transporting 120,000 passenger per day that is better line two doesn`t have a great impact on line one because that is going to force line one to operat on its border of capacity.

If we take that line one has gotten 80% of total demand that corredor generates i don`t spect serius changes on demand from line one. What is going to happen is a big change on traditional bus operators wich are running along line two and taking passager coming from line one because of lack of line tow operations along the same corridor. Of course every new line encreases demands but on my point of view it is going to be minimal.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:24 PM   #331
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Today Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic, and Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vicepresident of the Dominican Republic (second woman to be Vicepresident in the history of the country); inaugurated the first phase of the second line of the Metro of Santo Domingo.

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Danilo Medina on the conductor seat and the guy with the glasses is Diandino Peña, the engineer responsible for building the two lines of the metro.


Here is the President and Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, the Vicepresident of the Dominican Republic (the woman in black and gray.)






Among the President and the engineer of the project is Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of Santo Domingo -the official religion of the Dominican Republic, that's why the Church always sends a representative to all government inauguration-.




The guy on the right with the orange tie is Roberto Salcedo, mayor of the city of Santo Domingo, the first city founded by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, originally founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus, brother of Christopher Columbus.

http://www.listin.com.do/la-republic...unda-linea-del

http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/...o-domingo.html


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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:47 PM   #332
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i would had never imagined a metro there!!!
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:29 AM   #333
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A three minutes news coverage of the inaguration (in Spanish):

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Why does the train have a windshield wiper if the line is completely underground ?
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They can use them on line 1 which has also the elevated section.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #336
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Why does the train have a windshield wiper if the line is completely underground ?
Besides there being an elevated part, tunneled metros could also encounter fluids or liquids.

Tunnel leakages, humidity, birds flying into the windshield (wouldn't be the first pigeons to find their way into a subway), vomit from some very talented drunks waiting on the platform, etc.
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Old April 6th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #337
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I have been looking those train for the last four years and i`ve never noticed that windshield. ....Well, i don`t have any explanation for that but thanks god is not a very expensive toll so it doesn`t affect the price of the train.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #338
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They can use them on line 1 which has also the elevated section.
I think that's the correct answer.
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I hope they will use this subway system to create many low-wage jobs for people keeping the subway clean and safe. In Amsterdam they cut almost all security on metrostations right after opening in the late '70s and early '80s and it caused a lot of security problems (drunk, junkies, criminals holding up in the stations, robbing passengers, etc.). Would Santo Domingo have similar security issues?
There is military garding in every station and every train. It is a military group formed for that job, no only basic security but terrorism activity too. They are trained to have a nice relation with the passangers while protecting and keeping stations clean and ordered.

Fisrt line is jet four years in operations and station are on very good conditions even after heavy used. But people have a very good response to the metro so they defend the space as their own and every time they see someting wrong are the first to call up military asistense.
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