City transport and sustainable mobility: Panama City Metro Line 2
On March 15, 2023, TSO and CIM inaugurate the extension of the L2 of the Panama Metro, which connects the Tocumen International Airport to the network.
On March 15, 2023, TSO, subsidiary of NGE and its partner CIM, subsidiary of John Cockerill, celebrate the inauguration of Panama City Metro Line 2 extension. The event was attended by the President of the Republic Laurentino Cortizo and the Director of the Panama Metro Hector Ortega.
This new 2.2 km extension, which begins at the Corredor Sur station on line 2, serves two new stations: ITSE and Aeropuerto. It will benefit all residents, more than 5,000 students on the campus of the Higher Technical Institute of Tocumen “ITSE” and 8,000 employees of the Tocumen International Airport, which welcomed more than 15.7 million passengers in 2022, as well as its visitors.
TSO and CIM teams carried out the design, supply and installation of the track and the rigid catenary on this extension project.
Since 2011, TSO and CIM have been committed to sustainable mobility in Panama and positioned themselves as major players in the 2040 Master Plan launched by Metro de Panamá, S.A. During this period, the companies have, together, designed, supplied and installed the rail equipment for lines 1 and 2 of the Panama Metro and were awarded the maintenance contracts for both lines. These two lines, which were inaugurated in 2014 and 2019, total 37 kilometres and carry more than 180,000 passengers per day.
Currently, the teams are carrying out the design, supply and installation of the track and rigid catenary for the Villa Zaíta North extension of line 1 of the Panama Metro.