Rail service to Cartago getting a special passenger

Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes photo
This trackage is 17 kilometers east of San José

Even though President Laura Chinchilla is scheduled to arrive in Cartago tonight by train, the passenger service is still several months way.

The rail agency, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles, says that Alajuela is the next step.

Workers have reestablished the rail line that had been abandoned nearly 20 years ago. They have checked out a major bridge on the route, and workers from the Muncipalidad de Cartago are refurbishing the rail station there.

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes issued a press bulletin Thursday that said it continues to support the expansion of the rail system. Municipalities along the routes also are chipping in.

Once passenger service is established to Cartago, probably in December, service will link that community with San Antonio de Belén in the wes

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