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Metro celebrates anniversary with stoppage

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PANAMA’S METRO Line 1 celebrated its third anniversary on Thursday April 6 with its third stoppage in a week.

On Friday  March 31 thousands   of early subway  users had to revert to buses and taxis to get to work 31 due to lack of trains after  maintenance work during the night triggered a security system, and only four trains were able to operate.

On, Wednesday, Apr 5, a braking problem on one of the trains led to another temporary shut  down.

On Thursday , early morning travelers   were again frustrated when technical problems  prevented the start of the service at 5:00 am.

The problems stemmed from the update of the system for  the arrival of the six new trains at the end of the month.

Luis Carlos Diaz, engineer in charge of the operations of the Metro of Panama, said  that when the operation schedule was finished at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, “we proceeded to restart the servers to load the new version of the system, but at approximately 2: 00 a.m. a problem appeared in the system and the and  the engineers contacted the company in France  that provides the system  France to eliminate the  fault”

Which was achieved at 5:00 a. m. the official start time for Metro Panama. Services began at 6:00 a.m., making thousands of users once again  late for work or school.

Metro Line 1  transports an average of 270,000 people daily, double the number  predicted in initial projections

The train travels 14 kilometers with 14 stations, in about 21 minutes, with 20 trains of three wagons each.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/metro-celebrates-anniversary-stoppage

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Panama: $50 Million for Metro Station

The construction of the Curundú station on Line 1 could be tendered after completion of construction of Line 2 and once the Line 3 process has been started.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Without specifying where the resources will come from, the head of Metro de Panamá S.A., Roberto Roy, explained that during the construction of the first line they allowed for space to build a new station, and that the tender will not be done before finishing construction of Line 2.

Prensa.com reports that "...According to the schedule planned by Metro de Panamá SA, the new line stop will be located behind the facilities of the Electoral Tribunal, near the area where the wall is adjacent to the Curundú sector and the Central Agricultural Market."

"...Once construction of this stop has been completed, Line 1 of the Metro will have 15 stations along its almost 16 kilometers of route."

 

http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Panama_50_Million_for_Metro_Station

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Panama Subway: Tender for Extension of Line 1

A tender has been launched to design and build works that include the extension of Metro Line 1 to Villa Zaita.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Panama Government Purchase 2018-2-80-0-08-LS-001760:

"Requirements are for design engineering services, construction of civil works, auxiliary line installations and stations, and interfaces with integral rail system for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro to Villa Zaita.

A tour to the site of the Extension Project of Line 1 to Villa Zaita will take place on August 14, 2018, starting at 10 am. Proponents interested in attending this visit must reserve their place two days in advance. 

Due to the complexity of the Public Act, the preliminary meeting will be held from August 16, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, so that interested parties can pose questions and provide comments on points that they feel may affect their participation under equal conditions.

The winning bidder must coordinate with the dependencies and the execution of the corresponding works for the projects of relocation, removal, cancellation, demolition or protection of service lines, pedestrian bridges, buildings, fences, publicity structures, and in general the visible and hidden installations that are required to execute the specified works, the supply of equipment, materials, labor and technical supervision to execute the works detailed in the specifications."

The deadline for receipt of bids is October 26 2018.

See tender.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Panama_Subway_Tender_for_Extension_of_Line_1

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Panama Metro: Tender for Line 1 Expansion Postponed

January 30, 2019 is the new date to submit proposals for the design and construction tender for the extension of Metro Line 1 to Villa Zaíta.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Metro de Panamá, S.A. carried out the third addendum to the tender specifications for the project, which includes design engineering services, construction of civil works, auxiliary line installations and stations, and interfaces with the integral railway system for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro to Villa Zaita.

According to the documentation published in the government procurement portal, for this process "... Proposals will be accepted, either in presence or online, on January 30, 2019 only, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., which must be delivered in the Conference Room of the Metro de Panamá, S.A. offices."

According to the purchase specifications, the winning Tenderer shall coordinate with the premises and the works execution corresponding to the projects of relocation, withdrawal, cancellation, demolition or protection of service lines, pedestrian bridges, buildings, fences, advertising structures, and the visible and hidden installations required in general to execute the works which are the basis of this specification, the supply of equipment, materials, labor and technical supervision to execute the works detailed in the documentation.

See tender.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Panama_Metro_Tender_for_Line_1_Expansion_Postponed

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Metro breakdown frustrates thousands

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Posted 08/02/2019

THOUSANDS of frustrated Metro Line 1 passengers heading for work early on Friday, February 8, were stranded for over 90 minutes while an out-of-service train was towed to the Albrook Metro repair center The stations temporarily closed were Via Argentina, Iglesia del Carmen, Lotería and Albrook. Partial service was provided from the San Isidro station to Fernández de Córdoba.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/metro-breakdown-frustrates-thousands-1

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