Sunday, June 09 2013 @ 03:12 PM EDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
Hundreds of workers are installing over the rail the six first wagons to assemble them and conduct electromechanical and static tests of each train.
The assembly, which is the connection of three wagons per train and the electrical and static tests, will take two or three weeks per train, this is the explanation offered by the project manager, Carlos Lopez. "We have to run communication and control security tests to know where is each train once they are operating," says Lopez.
Static tests relate to the stability of each train on the railway line. Once all the trains are assembled (a total of 19 trains) and the tests are completed they will proceed to carry out the dynamic testing of the trains in motion, "says Lopez.
This last phase of testing, according to project managers, is estimated to be completed by October. "Each of the trains must go through each of these tests, individually, and then as a carousel," he concludes.
The schedule of arrival of the trains will gradually continue until October. The next six wagons arrive by the end of July and then six more will arrive per month until we receive the total of 19 trains.
Once all the wagons arrive, Panamanians will be eye witnesses of the dynamic tests. For this step, the executive secretary of the Metro, Roberto Roy, said "these will be free test drives for Panamanians." At the time, there are 600 people dedicated to conducting these tests at the assembling area. (Panama America)