Alstom has manufactured 21 trains of five cars each, which will join the 20 three-car trains that are currently in operation on line 1 of Panama’s metro network. Another 70 additional cars are also being manufactured to expand line 1’s current fleet to 26 trains of five cars each.
The delivery of these vehicles is part of a contract awarded in 2015 to a consortium led by Alstom to supply an integrated metro system for Line 2 of Panama City.
The new line of Panama Metro is expected to enter in commercial operation in 2019. It will be 21 km long and include 16 stations. Elevated, the line will run from San Miguelito to Nuevo Tocumen, in the east of the city, and will be able to carry up to 40,000 passengers per hour and per direction. Line 2 will also connect with the existing line 1, in service since April 2014. With the new line, Panama’s metro network will reach a total extension of 37 kilometres.