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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo metro fleet to be expanded


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply eight three-car Metropolis trainsets to increase capacity on Santo Domingo Metro Line 1. The order is being financed by French development agency AFD. Line 1 serves 16 stations on a 14∙5 km north–south route, and is ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo metro extension opens


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Danilo Medina opened an eastern extension of Santo Domingo metro Line 2 on August 8. Known during construction as Line 2B, the 4·6 km extension from Eduardo Brito to Concepción Bona adds four stations. Construction started in April 2014 and included the erection of a 645 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Santo Domingo takes delivery of more metro trains


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Alstom has delivered the first two of six three-car Metropolis trainsets that it is supplying for the Santo Domingo metro Line 2B extension. In 2015 operator Opret awarded Alstom a contract to supply six additional trains for the 4·6 km, four-station eastern extension from Eduardo Brito to ...

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    Metro Line 2 opens in Santo Domingo


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Danilo Medina inaugurated the second line of the Santo Domingo metro on April 1. Line 2 runs on an east-west alignment from María Montez to Eduardo Brito. The 12·8 km line has 14 stations, including an interchange with the north-south Line 1 at Juan Pablo Duarte. ...

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    Santo Domingo puts Line 2 financing in place


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The national Congress has approved an international financing package covering the railway systems elements for the 11·5 km first phase of Santo Domingo's east-west metro Line 2. Civil works are already underway on the initial stage of Line 2, between Los Alcarrizos and J P Duarte; this will ...

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    Santo Domingo metro enters service


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Leonel Fernández officially inaugurated the first metro line in Santo Domingo at 17.40 on January 29, in a ceremony held at Centro de Los Héroes station. Full public service started at 06.00 on January 30. Speaking at the launch, Diandino Peña, MD of OPRET (the organisation responsible ...

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    Second line planned in Santo Domingo


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: In his speech accepting a third term of office on August 16, President Leonel Fernández announced that a second metro line would be built in the capital, Santo Domingo. The opening of the 14·5 km Line 1 running north-south across the city is now scheduled for November. End-to-end ...

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    Independence day inauguration of Santo Domingo metro


    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: President Leonel Fernández joined representatives of the government and local businesses to ride a ceremonial 'first train' on the Santo Domingo Metro on February 27. After his independence day address to the national assembly, President Fernández walked to Centro de los Héroes metro station to board one of ...

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    Santo Domingo trains arrive


    THE FIRST three-car Metropolis trainset built at Alstom's Barcelona plant for the 14 km metro line currently under construction in Santo Domingo arrived in the Dominican Republic last month. Transport authority Opret had announced the €92·5m contract for 19 three-car trains in June 2006. The standard-gauge units have air-conditioning, CCTV ...

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    Santo Domingo metro delivery


    THE FIRST three-car Metropolis trainset for the metro line under construction in Santo Domingo left Alstom's factory in Barcelona on December 14. The ship delivering the train is expected to dock in the Dominican Republic in early January. Transport authority OPRET announced the award of a €92·5m contract for ...

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    Dominican Republic metro fit-out


    ON OCTOBER 31 the Dominican Republic's Oficina para la Reorganización del Transporte confirmed a €99m contract for electrical and mechanical works on the metro line now under construction in Santo Domingo. The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Siemens and Thales, which will share the revenue 72:27. ...

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    Fleet tendering underway in Santo Domingo


    THE DOMINICAN Republic’s transport agency Opret announced on January 25 that bids to supply rolling stock for the Santo Domingo metro (RG 12.05 p754) had been received from Alstom, CAF and Siemens. Ansaldobreda and Bombardier were also expected to submit offers.A fleet of 53 cars formed as 17 trainsets is ...