President Luis Abinader announces expansion of Santo Domingo Metro, green light for mass transport to Los Alcarrizos

President Abinader took a ride on the Santo Domingo Metro and Ozama River skylift on Monday, 26 October 2020. He then announced the expansion of Line 1 (from Villa Mella to Centro de los Heroes) and Line 2 (from eastern Santo Domingo to Los Alcarrizos).

The government is counting on funding from the French development agency to also increase the number of cars on the popular mass transport lines. President Abinader said the plan is to double the capacity of the lines in the next four years.

He said studies are underway to decide whether his government will build a subway or monorail from Km 9 to Los Alcarrizos in northern Santo Domingo. He said the government would go ahead with the construction of the cable car connection as scheduled by the past administration.

He said the government is also studying the construction of a third Santo Domingo Metro line that would connect Santo Domingo East with the Las Americas International Airport.

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26 October 2020