Mi Tren

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Mi Tren
Overview
Area served Cochabamba Department
Locale Cochabamba, Bolivia
Transit type Light Rail/Interurban
Number of lines3
Number of stations22
Operation
Operation will start2021
Number of vehicles12
Technical
System length42 km (26.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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. [1] 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). [2]

Contents

Background

Construction began on the $504 million [3] project in 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2021.

Lines

Lines [4]
LineColorRouteLengthTravel timeNumber of
stations
Line 1GreenEstación Central San Antonio-Colcapirhua-Quillacollo-Vinto-Suticollo27,37 km53 minutes23
Line 2YellowEstación Central San Antonio-El Castillo7,74 km25 minutes8
Line 3RedEstación Central San Antonio-Faculad De Agronomia UMSS5,26 km12 minutes5

Rolling stock

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. [5]

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References

  1. "Empresa ejecutora del tren metropolitano en Cochabamba prevé quitar 18 t de rieles". La Razón. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. Tramways & Urban Transit magazine (February 2021). p. 58.
  3. "Construction set to start on Bolivia's Cochabamba LRT". La Razón. 8 February 2017.
  4. 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.
  5. "Stadler to supply light rail vehicles to Cochabamba". Metro Report. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.