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VALENCIA
 Venezuela

Valencia Metro Map 2005 © R. Schwandl

 METRO

First line of a light metro system partly underground operates in Valencia, Venezuela. The first 6.2 km long stretch from Monumental to Cedeño includes 7 stations. Platforms are 122 m long. 4.7 km of the entirely underground line between Las Ferias and Cedeño run through a bored tunnel. The depot is located next to the southern terminus Monumental.

The trains were built by Siemens in California, based on the vehicles used in Saint Louis (SD 460). Permanently-coupled pairs can operate as single units or be coupled to up to 4-unit trainsets. They are 2.65 m wide and 27 m long. The train floor is 1000 mm above the rail top.

 History

18 Nov 2006: Monumental - Cedeño (Official opening)

22 Nov 2006: Monumental - Cedeño (trial operation calling at Monumental, Palotal and Cedeño)

18 Nov 2007: Monumental - Cedeño (full commercial service)

 Projects

Phase 2: Construction of a northern extension from Cedeño to Guaparo (4.5 km - 6 stations) began in autumn 2006 for completion in 2010.

Phase 3: Universidad de Carabobo station in Bárbula where transfer to the railway to Puerto Cabello will be provided.

Phase 4: Line 2 with 11-12 stations: La Florida, La Guacamaya, Cementerio, Hospital, Aranzazu, Lara II, Branger, Úslar, Estadium, La Quizanda, (Almaguarn), Bomberos.

 Photos


Monumental


Monumental


Palotal


Lara


Cedeño

Photos from metrovalencia.gob.ve


Cocheras Inside Metro Train Monumental

Photos © Óscar Alejandro Pérez


 

First train arrived on 7 July 2000 (pictures from www.notitarde.com)

 Links

Metro de Valencia - Official Page

Metro de Valencia at Wikipedia.es

Allen Morrison's Latin America Transit Pages

 
 

 


 

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