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Mi Tren is a light rail network under construction in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, linking the city with Suticollo, El Castillo and San Simon University. Construction began in 2017 and is due to be finished in 2020.[1]

Mi Tren
Overview
Area servedCochabamba Department
LocaleCochabamba, Bolivia
Transit typeLight Rail/Interurban
Number of lines3
Number of stations22
Operation
Operation will start2020
Number of vehicles12
Technical
System length42 km (26.1 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Construction began on the $504 million[2] project in 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2020.

LinesEdit

Lines[3]
Line Color Route Length Travel time Number of
stations
Line 1 Green Estación Central San Antonio-Colcapirhua-Quillacollo-Vinto-Suticollo 27,37 km 53 minutes 23
Line 2 Yellow Estación Central San Antonio-El Castillo 7,74 km 25 minutes 8
Line 3 Red Estación Central San Antonio-Faculad De Agronomia UMSS 5,26 km 12 minutes 5

Rolling stockEdit

Stadler is due to supply 12 vehicles for the network, with delivery expected in August 2019, and Stadler is to provide three years' maintenance. Reports suggest that the Metelitsa model will be supplied, with the three-section vehicles having capacity for 200 passengers and a maximum speed of 80 km/h.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Empresa ejecutora del tren metropolitano en Cochabamba prevé quitar 18 t de rieles". La Razón. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Construction set to start on Bolivia's Cochabamba LRT". La Razón. 8 February 2017.
  3. ^ Gobernación Departamental de Cochabamba. "En marcha importante plan de transporte para Cochabamba: Tren metropolitano se ejecutará en tres años". Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Stadler to supply light rail vehicles to Cochabamba". Metro Report. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.