Government reveals plans – but no date – for San José-Cartago railway

September 10, 2010

 

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and officials from the country’s transportation agencies pledged Tuesday to recuperate 23.5 kilometers of train tracks between San José and Cartago, the colonial capital approximately 20 kilometers east of San José.
 
The project will be completed in two phases and cost ¢6.5 billion (more than $12.9 million).
 
The first phase will connect the capital city with Tres Ríos, a town east of San José, and the second phase will complete the tracks to Cartago for commuter train service.
 
The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) will supply the funds for the project while the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) will perform the labor.
 
Officials have not yet set a timeline for the work.

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