Cars arrive to expand Santo Domingo Metro service


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Feb 20, 2019

The Office for the Reorganization of Transportation (OPRET) reported on Friday, 15 September 2023 the arrival of six more rail cars part of the Santo Domingo Metro Line 1 expansion project and rails for the expansion of the Greater Santo Domingo mass transit service.

Regarding the railcars, Opret recalled that last 12 July 2023, the arrival of the first shipment of six of a total of 72 railcars was reported. The train cars are arriving six at a time per month until the total amount is completed.

The first 900 tons of rails to be used in the Line 2C Extension Project to Los Alcarrizos, whose work continues at an accelerated pace, also arrived with the shipment. This is the first of two shipments of rails from Gijón, Spain, corresponding to 912 units. The shipments will enable the doubling of the metro’s passenger transportation capacity.

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Jun 25, 2019
I drove past the new metro line yesterday looks like they are making good progress. It's going to make a huge difference to people living in those areas.

JD Jones

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Jan 7, 2016
Time to clean up Kilometer 9 for the increased lanes and Metro:

An eviction order issued against 14 commercial premises at kilometer 9 of the Duarte highway​

Merchant claims the city council gave them the land owned by the State

National District - Sep. 23, 2023 | 10:00 pm | 4 min read

File photograph of kilometer 9 of the Duarte highway where the Government is carrying out expansion work. ( DIARIO LIBRE/ EDDY VITTINI )
The merchants of 14 stores located at kilometer 9 of the Duarte Highway, between Luperón Avenue and La Paz Street, have a period of five days, which began to run on September 21, to leave the place or expose themselves. to be evicted.
The deadline is contained in a sheriff's act with which Public Works notifies them that they must abandon the establishments that operate in the place, which will be affected by the work to expand that section of the Duarte highway carried out by the Government.
The document establishes that, if they do not comply with the order, they will be forcibly evicted, through the use of public force.
Carlos de la Cruz, president of the Kilometer 9 Merchants Association, explained to Diario Libre that 14 of the stores that operate in the area were notified, however, they will not consider the call, claiming that they are owners and that the authorities must negotiate with them.
"What we ask of you is relocation," says De la Cruz.
Four months ago, representatives of Public Works met with the merchants who are being evicted today and proposed paying them compensation.