|Area served||Cochabamba Department|
|Transit type||Light Rail/Interurban|
|Number of lines||3|
|Number of stations||22|
|Operation will start||2021|
|Number of vehicles||12|
|System length||42 km (26.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
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 it was aimed to be finished in 2020.However, construction work was halted in late 2019 with reports of delayed payments between project promoters and key contractors. As of December 2020, new funding from the state has allowed construction to restart. It is now hoped that service on Red and Green lines will begin by the end of 2021 (with the Yellow line delayed further).
Construction began on the $504 millionproject in 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2021.
|Line||Color||Route||Length||Travel time||Number of|
|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|
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.
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