Colombian city Medellín's state-owned subway firm Metro de Medellín Ltda. was created in 1979 by Antioquia department and Medellín municipality to build and operate the mass transit system. The initial project was financed by a public-private partnership led by the city; construction took 10 years, with the last major expansion completed in 2006. The subway system consists of four lines and 55 stations, serving 553,000 passengers a day. It accounts for 19.6% of mass transit passengers in its area of direct influence: Bello, Medellín, Itagüí, Envigado and Sabaneta. Metrocable began operations in 2004 as one of the first cable car systems in the region. In 2015, the company announced that it plans to build a parallel line to Metrocable line K, which links Santo Domingo to the city's metro service via cable car. Metrocable line K is operating at maximum capacity with over 22,000 passengers a day.
Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá Lda. - Metro de Medellín Ltda.