A consortium comprising Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Ayesa and Louis Berger, has secured a €23.5m contract to provide technical assistance in Panama City’s metro line 2 project.
The five-year contract includes the provision of project management services, coordination and technical support in building the metro line.
The 23km-long metro line is the second of three lines included in the Panamanian Government’s plan to provide efficient and sustainable transport in the city, which has a population of 1.2 million citizens.
TMB currently operates the 102.6km-long metro network in Barcelona, Spain, which includes 141 stations and transported 370 million passengers in 2013.
Line 1 of the Panama City metro covers 13.7km and was opened in April 2013.
Earlier this month, TMB installed energy-saving technologies on Barcelona Metro line 3 at Passeig de Gràcia station, as part of the SEAM4US project.
As part of the pilot project, temperature, humidity and outdoor weather conditions are being monitored throughout the day.
The station’s subsystems, including lighting, escalators, lifts and ventilation, are also being modulated accordingly.