Cable car up and running by July 2016
Santo Domingo’s cable car mass transport system is scheduled to be in operation before July 2016, Jose Miguel Gonzalez Cuesta in charge of the La Nueva Barquita project, told El Caribe. He said the construction of the 5 km long metro-cable line costing RD$3 billion would begin in October. Poma-J. Fortuna has been contracted for the installation of the system that is expected to benefit 287,000 residents of the eastern side of Santo Domingo who travel to western Santo Domingo for work and other reasons.
Gonzalez said that passengers would be able to stop at four stations in Santo Domingo North, Santo Domingo East and the National District within 20 minutes at most. He said the system would have the capacity to transport around 40,000 commuters on a daily basis, approximately 3,000 people per hour.
A second metro-cable will have three stations starting at Sabana Perdida near La Nueva Barquita, a major residential complex under construction by the government, connecting to the Maximo Gomez Santo Domingo metro station.
Source: DR1, Eldia
Sep 15, 2015
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