Colombia to hold Bogotá LRT public hearing

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Colombia's national infrastructure agency (ANI) is due to hold a public hearing on December 16 to gather expressions of interests for the 43.9km western corridor of Bogotá's light rail (LRT) project.

The two-line LRT system would stretch between the central station of the Sabana railway to a station located in the municipality of Facatativá.

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A total of 17 stations are planned for the corridor as well as a branch line to the airport. Around 71.5mn passengers a year are expected to travel along the corridor.

Construction of the public-private partnership (PPP) project is forecast to take 36 months, with the system estimated to be operational by 2018.

The hearing will take place at the Hernán Echavarría Olózaga auditorium in Cundinamarca municipality Madrid.

ANI has produced a promotional video for the LRT project.