Metro Line getting a shaky start as WYD approaches
- By : Panama Now
- Category : Infrastructure, World Youth Day (WYD)
In the early hours of the morning, the Panama Metro announced through social networks that they had energy problems in their internal network.
‘We face energy drawbacks. We have not been able to start the commercial service in the regular schedule.Maintenance staff works on resetting systems’ published Metro.
The head of maintenance of the trains, Carlos Cedeño announced that the product of the day of preventive maintenance that takes place ahead of the World Youth Day, have presented these incidents.
It should be noted that this means of transport has 14 stations on Line 1, which were suspended in the early hours, affecting hundreds of passengers. The operations service was restored at 5:00 am, in all stations.
The Panama Metro is the mass transport of passengers in the city, which joins different areas, with high capacity and frequency to other transport systems. Daily transporting more than 42 thousand passengers with 26 trains, however for WYD, Metro Line 2 expects to serve more than 58 thousand passengers in five stations: Corredor Sur, Pedregal, San Antonio, Cinquantenaire and San Miguelito.
In this way, the suburban Central America will face a ‘test of fire’ to attend ‘the limit’ mass transport during the 22 to January 28.