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 m cable-stayed bridge across the Ozama River.

Alstom recently delivered six additional three-car Metropolis trainsets to operate the lengthened line.