New Cartago line will have at least four passenger stations

The Cartago train line when it opens will have passenger stations at Barrio Los Ángeles, Cartago Centro, Ochomogo, Tres Ríos and the existing one in Curridabat.

That was the word from officials over the weekend. There also is a chance that a station will be installed at Taras de San Nicolás.

Workmen are on the job six days a week in order to complete
the $11.5 million project before the end of the year. Although much of the track is down, there are some problems. A coach carring President Laura Chinchilla to independence day ceremonies Sept. 14 jumped the rail on a curve. Although the wheels were quickly jacked back on the rails, officials said that some fine tuning was requried.

Revamping the aged trackage from Curridabat to Cartago is a $6 million job. Nearly all had to be rebuilt by the Instituto Ferrocarriles de Costa Rica crews. The institute will be purchasing six more self-propelled trains cars for $5.5 million.

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