Saturday, March 17 2012 @ 03:47 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: As the new Line 1 of the Metro subway system goes through Panama City, part of it will be underground, and part will be on elevated tracks. This station being discussed in the article is the first elevated station, after the train comes out of the underground tunnel section. The train will run underground from Albrook, all the way under Via España until the "Northern Trench" on Via Transistmica. There it will transition to an elevated track and therefore, elevated train stations. It's an ambitious project. Planning is already underway for Line 2, which will run out to the area of Tocumen. Eventually a spider web of train tracks will link all of the densely populated neighborhoods with the center of the city where most of the jobs are located. Hopefully all of this will have a positive impact (some day) on traffic - reducing the number of vehicles competing for space on Panama's streets.