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