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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #341
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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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Old June 21st, 2013, 11:33 PM   #342
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The government has just made the announcement of the extension of the second line of the Metro to Santo Domingo Este. This extension will have about 11.5 kilometers and is subject to buit in only two year and a halft to be operative in February 2016 ..... more informations on in the coming days.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 03:58 AM   #343
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Hurray!... It's official

Line 2 of SD Metro will go to San Luis
First five kilometers and bridge will be ready in two years


DL ENGLISH|20 JUN|POR DIARIO LIBRE

SANTO DOMINGO. The City Government of East Santo Domingo (ESD) and the Office for the Reorganization of Transportation (Opret) officially announced yesterday the extension of Line 2 of the Metro towards East Santo Domingo. It will stretch from the head of Francisco del Rosario Sanchez Bridge all the way to the municipal district of San Luis.

"President Danilo orders and authorizes us to report publically the start of the construction of the Third Line of the Metro," declared yesterday the mayor of East Santo Domingo, Juan de los Santos.

The project will be totally underground, the same as the first phase of Line 2 in the National District. It will be approximately 11.5 kilometers long and with the turn-around pens for the trains as much as 12 kilometers. The director of the Office for the Reorganization of Transportation, Diandino Peña, said that the total cost of the metro is US$850 million, which included the construction of a bridge that will connect with the Eduardo Brito Station in the National District, which will cost RD$2.8 billion

The project is divided into several phases. In the first phase there is the construction of a bridge over the Ozama River and the excavation of five kilometers all the way to the Mella Highway along the Vicente de Paul Avenue. Another phase is the tunnels from the Mella Highway to the Charled de Gaulle Avenue; and the third phase is a tunnel from the Charles de Gaulle Avenue to the municipal district of San Luis, including a station at the Community College. The last stretch includes the widening of the Mella Highway as a complementary project due to the narrowness of the road.

The first part might be finished within two years from the start of construction. "The critical path includes the construction of a bridge for the Metro and the excavation in the first stage of five kilometers of a tunnel as far as the Megacentro. We hope that in two years we can take the first trip from the bridge to the Megacentro, which will also include five stations," Peña said.

He defended the cost of the Metro. "This project has the same price as the Lines 1 and 2 of the Metro, a budget to stimulate President Danilo Medina." He pointed out that in addition the government has guaranteed "the flow of money that the project implies."

Impact on all of the system

The Opret directror assured the reporters that once Line 2 East is finished all the way to the municipal district of San Luis, it is expected that 150,000 riders will be immediately added to the system. "This will be so important that the fleet of trains on the other lines will need to be increased," said Diandino.

Mayor De los Santos, who the Opret director praised for his work as a promoter of the project with the President Danilo Medina, indicated that "the project will be built directly with the process of reorganizing the vehicular traffic; it will reduce the hated traffic tie-ups, the cost of passenger transportation and will be provide an extraordinary savings of time, fuel, and money and be an active ingredient in the life of our people."

People will be moved

The director of the Opret indicated that within the work of the construction of the bridge over the Ozama River, the people that are living under the bridge will be moved. "There are a number of houses that we have not yet added up which will be transferred; however we guarantee that the renters and the owners will have fair and dignified treatment," he said. According to Diandino Peña the process of taking a census of the inhabitants has been started but not concluded. Nevertheless, the Opres will decide what to pay the families that are affected and not by relocating the housing, as was done during the first line of the Metro of Santo Domingo for the inhabitants of La Zurza.

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Old August 11th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #344
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Update: Preliminary works for Santo Domingo Metro Line 2 extension has already begun.

Pictures show starting point for excavations at east side of the city:



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Full article (spanish): http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2013/08/1...ones-del-metro
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Old August 11th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #345
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Is anything known about passenger numbers/increases, etc.?
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Old August 12th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #346
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Is anything known about passenger numbers/increases, etc.?
The metro atministration anounces line 2 is transporting 80,000 passanger per day. But the action more evaluated by users is the chance to change between lines wich is makes Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte station the most active on rusch hours.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 04:58 AM   #347
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Very beautiful Metro! Very clean and well maintained! Ours will be 100 years old on December 1st, and will so in a decaying state , although they are buying new trains, repairing and building stations and there are plans to build 3 new Lines.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 08:41 PM   #348
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It is really credit, that Santo Domingo, the capital of a very smallcoutry Dominican Republic, has such a great metro system (which is mostly underground). Two lines only in four years!!!!!! Very good progress.

I heard there was a plan of tram also. Is that plan dead?
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 03:44 AM   #349
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Tunnel excavation for Line 2 expansion has begun

In this phase, 5 kilometers will be added to connect east of the city with the rest of the system. The construction will provide a total of 4 new stations and a railway bridge crossing the Ozama river.



TV news report start of works ceremony (spanish)




2nd phase trail



Santo Domingo Metro as today

Line 1 | Stations: 16 | Status: Operating
Line 2 (1st Phase) | Stations: 14 | Status: Operating

Line 2 (2nd Phase) | Stations: 4 | Status: Under Construction
Line 2 (3rd Phase) | Stations: ? | Status: Planned
Line 3 (Several Phases) | Stations: ? | Status: Planned
Line 4 | Stations: ? | Status: Planned
Line 5 | Stations: ? | Status: Planned
Line 6 | Stations: ? | Status: Planned
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:14 PM   #350
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y sigue avanzando este | and it keeps advancing east
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Old April 8th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #351
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By Diario Libre

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Tunneling works (excavations) for metro's new phase look advanced with only one week of started. On March 31th construcction began for the extension of line two, which at the time goes from denominated Km. #9 of Duarte Highway (west of the city) to the head of José Francisco del Rosario Sánchez bridge (east of the city). From there, this new phase will continue through Santo Domingo´s east part up to intersections of Ave. San Vicente de Paul and Mella highway.

Interesting fact:

Line 2 connects three of the city's main shopping centers, Agora Mall, Galería 360 and Sambil (biggest of the country right now). New extension will add a fourth one, Megacentro (second biggest) in the east part of the city. This line implies a heavy impact in economic activity, as it path also cover some of the most important commercial arteries of Santo Domingo.


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Great job, thanks for the updates of our metro system S.O.G and the map of the lines.



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Terrorism in the Santo Domingo Metro
A guy threw a backpack that later exploded, injuring more than 30 people.

This took place today on the second line of the metro during the morning rush hour. All of the injured suffered burns to various degrees.

Video of a passenger in the train car seconds after the explosion took place. This video was done with a cellphone. Notice one of the injured passengers. The people had to evacuate the train in one of the tunnels.


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The abnormal that caused all of this for reasons unknown. He is still on the loose. The reason for doing this are still unknown.

Dominican Republic is a low risk country for terrorism whether international or home grown, for this reason the authorities are usually relaxed about controlling what is taken into public transportation. This attitude will most likely change as a consequence of this.

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I am very impressed by the metro - progress, design, art. Great job SD!
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Santo Domingo metro tunnel completed
Wednesday, June 03, 2015



A MILESTONE was reached on the construction of the eastern section of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on May 20, with the completion of tunnelling works on the extension from Eduardo Brito to Carretera Malla on San Vinente de Paul Avenue

Excavation work began on the 1.2km tunnel last March and according to Mr Diandino Peña, director of the Office for the Reorganisation of Transport (Opret), the project involved "geotechnical work of a complexity never before seen in the Dominican Republic"

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Construction on Line 2 eastern extension is expected to conclude in April 2018, with service beginning July 2018.

https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...2018-XH8180473
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