Extra trains will carry fans to tonight’s game

The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles is putting on extra trains to carry fans to the Costa Rica-Argentina game tonight.
Public transport has been called into service because designers of the new $100 million stadium neglected to provide more than 400 parking spots.

A seven-car train will leave the Indoor Club station in Curridabat at 3:15 p.m. and arrive near the stadium 43 minutes later, said the rail institute.

Additional trains will leave at 4 and 4:30 p.m., and a regularly scheduled train will leave at 5:05 p.m., the institute said. There also will be a 5:45 p.m. train in addition to the regularly scheduled 6:11 train. Yet another special train will leave the Estación al Atlántico at 7:05 p.m.

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes also has authorized fleets of special buses from all points of the Central Valley. They will be identified by distinctive colored placards in the front window. Motorists who brought their vehicles to the Saturday inauguration and soccer game with China reported lengthy delays, as did motorists who had to pass by the stadium in Parque la Sabana.

The Argentine soccer squad arrived Monday night under police escort and spent time becoming familiar with the stadium.

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