Restored train station seen as anchor for Belén walkway

When the passenger train to Belén begins Tuesday, the final stop will be at the 100-year-old Victorian train station that has been refurbished with public money.

The Municipalidad de Belén invested 74 million colons, about $148,000 to restore the wood structure. The Centro de Investigación y Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural advised on the work.

The municipality plans to use the facility as a cultural exchange facility and use it as an anchor for a pedestrian walkway that will have various art works and products for sale. The plan is for a pedestrian walk some 1.5 kilometers in San Antonio de Belén. That’s about a mile.

Some 10 million colons (about $20,000) still is to be spent for the walkway and bus stops, said officials

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