Panama metro construction (Photo TCP Rail) (1)

PANAMA: Metro de Panamá has awarded the TCP Rail joint venture of TSO and CIM two contracts for extension works and infrastructure maintenance.

A US$13·9m contract covers the design, supply and installation of track and rigid catenary for a 2·2 km elevated extension of Line 1 north from San Isidro to a multimodal bus, taxi and park-and-ride interchange at Villa Zaíta. Completion is planned for May 2023, ready for testing to begin. The extension is expected to carry 10 000 passengers/h.

Panama metro construction (Photo TCP Rail) (2)

A US$6·9m contract renewal covers three years of maintenance of overhead electrification, track and workshop equipment on the 22 km elevated Line 2 and its 5·7 km of depot tracks.

TSO and CIM are currently finalising work on the extension of Line 2 to ITSE and Tocumen International Airport.

‘Our teams have already successfully delivered the equipment for lines 1 and 2 and will use their experience and know-how for this new project’, said Gilles Philibert, TSO International Director and TCP Rail CEO, on June 14.

Orso Vesperini, Managing Director, International & Major Projects at TSO’s parent company NGE Group, said ‘TSO has been involved in the construction and maintenance of the Panama Metro since 2011. This new project illustrates our desire to position ourselves as a major player in the 2040 Master Plan launched by Metro de Panamá, which includes the construction of eight new lines.’