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Work starts on Metro airport connection


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Posted 02/10/2019

Work on the extension of line 2 of the Panama Metro, which will take it  to  Tocumen International airport, began on Wednesday, October 2. with the construction of the piles for the overhead tracks.

Agustín Arias, director of projects of Metro, said the viaduct must be built in 12 months is cemented and will work in parallel in building two stations that will be simpler, but wider than the others in Line 2.

The work has an approximate cost of $88 million and the deadline for delivery is 28 months.

“We are anticipating, that one in three of Line 2 trains would go to the airport. They would leave the south corridor station, take the branch, stop at the Higher Technical Institute of Education ITSE station and continue to the airport. When they return and they would join the circulation within line 2, ”said Arias.

He added that the airport station will be about 60 meters from the north terminal.



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Planning for Metro 2A to Paitilla


Posted 24/11/2019

As Panama Metro struggles with objections to a $2,5 billion bid for the construction of Line 3  to Panama Oeste it continues to work in parallel on the subway expansion program designed for the next decades. Leading off with the extension of line 2 from San Miguelito to Punta Paitilla

The tender for line 3 is currently suspended after the General Directorate of Public Procurement accepted the claims of the three groups that were surpassed by the Korean consortium HPH, which submitted the most economical offer.

Line 3, is  a project of 25 kilometers and that would take 54 months to complete, the next Metro project would be line 2A, the work would have an extension of 9.8 kilometers and its concept would be similar to that used in Line 1 which has elevated and underground stations.

One of the preliminary studies of the project has already been awarded.

Line 2A would run parallel to Ricardo J. Alfaro Avenue, continue along Manuel Espinosa Batista Avenue, cross Federico Boyd Avenue and Aquilino de la Guardia Avenue, to finish in the Paitilla area. With this layout, the Panama Metro seeks to connect the eastern sector of the capital city, specifically the Tocumen International Airport with the banking and business area of the capital city.



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Bribery tainted contractors advance Metro airport extension


Posted 22/12/2019

The two-kilometer extension of Metro  Line 2  to the Tocumen International Airport is already visible and is being built by  two companies that have admitted to paying bribes to obtain State contracts.

The project connects the South Station (Technological University) with the new Tocumen passenger terminal and, in the middle will have a station at the Specialized Higher Technical Institute (ITSE).

The extension is being built by the Line 2 Ramal consortium, composed the Brazilian Odebrecht (60%) and the Spanish FCC (40%). the companies that built Metro bribery tainted lines 1 and 2.

The new project has advanced  14%. The contractor is installing the bases that will support the piles where the train system will pass, which will be similar to the one used in the two existing  Metro lines.

Odebrecht and FCC got the contract with a  $102 million bid  Although the consortium did not present the most economical offer, won the contract by with more points in the technical approach.

The proposal is divided into $88 million for the cost of the work, and $14 million for the cost of financing.

The branch to Tocumen will allow travelers arriving at the airport to be transported to the city center through one of the trains that will arrive at San Miguelito station, where they will make a transfer to line 1, which extends to Albrook



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TSO awarded $US 142.2m in contracts in Egypt, Mexico and Panama

Jun 29, 2020
Written by David Burroughs

NGE rail subsidiary TSO has been awarded three contracts worth $US 142.2m in Latin America and Africa.

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TSO and CIM will extend metro Line 2 to Tocumen International airport.

In Egypt, a consortium of China’s Avic International and China Railway Group was awarded a $US 1.24bn contract to build the 66km 10th of Ramadan Railway in August 2017. The consortium has now awarded a joint venture (JV) of TSO and Orascom Construction a $US 112.5m contract to construct the track for the light rail line, which will link Cairo with the country’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) city and 10th of Ramadan City.

TSO and Orascom Construction will build 66km of double track, 10km of single track in the depot and 11 stations. The JV will be responsible for the design, supply chain management and construction, which is expected to take one year.

The Mexico City Department of Transportation has awarded a consortium led by TSO, which includes Mexican construction companies Prodemex and Deterra, a contract to extend metro Line 12 from Mixcoac to an interchange with Line 1 at Observatorio. The two-and-a-half-year project includes laying 4.6km of double track and 20 points and crossovers, and building three stations and four buffers.

Metro De Panama (MPSA) has also awarded TSO and CIM a $US 9.7m contract to extend metro Line 2 to Tocumen International airport. TSO and CIM will supply materials and construct the 2.7km line, which will be electrified with rigid catenary.

The extension, which was approved in February, will also serve the Specialised Higher Technical Institute (ITSE) and will benefit more than 5000 students, 8000 airport employees and the thousands of tourists visiting Panama.



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