Costa Rica Government promises the electric train will run every three and five minutes along the 73 km route across 15 cantones of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM)
The ambitious plan by the government of Carlos Alvarado seems to be coming closer and closer to a reality with the announcement on Frida, confirming that the process of “value engineering” has been completed, which must now be complemented with feasibility studies.
President Carlos explained that the feasibility stage will begin next week and will be financed with a US$1 million donation by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) and US$300,000 from the Incofer.
The feasibility report would be ready in August, including the environmental and social impact, report and the technical component and the business model of the concession.
The electric train project is expected to cost US$1.235 billion.
Of the 42 stations planned, 37 will be at ground level and five will be elevated.
Currently, the commuter train routes from Cartago, Alajuela, Pavas and Heredia have 24 stations.