New TranVia Schedule Announced

Via El Tiempo 

On Friday, the mayor announced a new timetable of goals and a new completion date for the construction of the TranVia.

Appearing with representatives of the contractors doing the work, the mayor has designated MAY 15th 2017 as THE DAY when the TranVia will begin regular service. Mayor Cabrera hopes that the public announcement and pledge by the contractors will help guarantee their compliance to the new schedule of deadlines.

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So according to the new schedule, Gran Colombia between Las Americas and Huayna Capac will be completed, in its entirety by November 21st.

Next, the workshop depot and administrative building are to be completed by December 3rd.

After that, they want to have all the work in El Centro completed by December 31st, with the exception of Mariano Cueva and Gaspar Sangurima at the plaza de Mercado 9 de Octubre. The deadline for that area, including Lamar is a week later on January 8th, 2017.

Continuing into 2017, Las Americas, including the bridges over the Rios Tomebamba and Yanuncay is to be finished by January 24th. Actually, the bridges are set to be completed first, the Yanuncay should be completed by this July and the Tomebamba bridge will be done by November 4th.

Rounding the construction is Av. España, although they should have the new bridge over the Milchichig done by November, from Chola Cuencana all the way to the Puente Fabian Alarcon is to be completed by March 11th.

After the construction is completed, April 12th has been set as the start of the test runs of the entire route without passengers. Even though these dynamic tests will not be carrying passengers, they do want to be able to give special rides to local dignitaries and authorities during the city’s 12 de Abril founding celebrations.

After a full month of empty runs, the formal debut of the TranVia de los Cuatro Rios will be May 15th, 2017.

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Teresa Bermeo, a member of the TranVia oversight committee has promised to publicize any delays to the promised schedule.

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