At present, the main mode of public transport for Bogota(8 million inhabitants) is BRT system, which has now reached saturation level.
Therefore the recent decision, following several years of waiting until the commencement of the design of the first metro line has been a cause for celebration in the entire city.
Idom has been chosen to design first line of 26.4 km, running between the Portal de Las Américas (a mass transit system terminus station) and Calle 127, with 28 stations and an investment of 2,500 million euros.
Demand is estimated at 800,000 passengers per day, peak time of 33,600 pax per hour in each direction. A fleet of of 40 trains with 7 carriages per train and frequency of 3 minutes. The scope of the Idom´s project includes geometric design, tunnel, workshops and depots, stations, urban planning, systems and rolling stock. Actually an extension of scope will include more alternatives and length of the line 1.
To ensure the highest level of service to the client, Idom has developed the project in its office in Bogota, with the full support of the office in Medellin, which will serve to further establish our firm in the country.