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  • Metro de Quito (Photo Acciona)
    Metro Report International

    High altitude underground metro fully opens


    ECUADOR: Full revenue services on the Quito metro finally began on December 1, with local residents cutting ribbons to officially open each of the 15 stations. Mayor Pabel Muñoz reported that 273 000 people travelled on the metro in the first three days, and called on ...

  • Quito metro
    Metro Report International

    Revenue services finally begin on the Quito metro


    ECUADOR: Limited revenue services have begun on the first metro line in Quito, after ticketing problems delayed the launch date. Line 1 runs 22 km underground from Quitumbe in the south to the city centre and El Labrador in the north. An ...

  • Quito metro inauguration (5)
    Metro Report International

    Quito metro inaugurated for preview visits


    ECUADOR: Quito metro Line 1 has been formally inaugurated ahead of the start of services, with official ceremonies including a blessing by the archbishop. ‘The history of Quito will be told as before and after the arrival of the metro’, said Mayor Santiago Guarderas Izquierdo, with ...

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    Metro de Quito

    Construction of the north-south line began in January 2016; see Quito network map. Opening of Line 1 between Quitumbe in the south and El Labrador in the north (15 stations) was originally scheduled for December 2019; funding was approved in 2012, with completion originally planned for 2016. A preview service ...