HISTORY OF THE Santo Domingo METRO
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The Santo Domingo Metro (Spanish: Metro de Santo Domingo) is a rapid transit system in Greater Santo Domingo. Serving the capital of the Dominican Republic, it is the most extensive and second oldest metro system in the insular Caribbean and Central American region by length and number of stations.
The Santo Domingo Metro is a major part of the "National Master Plan" to improve transportation in Greater Santo Domingo as well as the rest of the nation. The first line was planned to relieve traffic congestion on the Máximo Gómez and Hermanas Mirabal Avenue thoroughfares that connect Santo Domingo. The second line, which opened in April 2013, is meant to relieve the congestion along the Duarte-Kennedy-Centenario Corridor in the city from west to east. The current length of the Metro, with the sections of the two lines open as of August 2013, is 27.35 kilometres (16.99 mi). Before opening the second line, 30,856,515 passengers rode the Santo Domingo Metro in 2012. With both lines opened, ridership increased to 61,270,054 passengers in 2014.
Four more lines are planned to be constructed in the near future, for a total of six.
The first line was unofficially inaugurated on February 27, 2008 and commercial service started on January 30, 2009. On December 22, 2008 non-commercial operation of the metro system began as a way to provide free service to the public during the Christmas holiday season. The metro was closed on January 6, 2009 for final touches, before opening for commercial use on January 30, 2009.
Shortly after the inauguration of Line 1, presidential elections took place in the Dominican Republic. Leonel Fernández stayed in power and promised to continue the expansion of the SDM across the Greater Santo Domingo. By the mid 2009, construction of Line 2 had commenced and it opened on April 1, 2013. An approval for an expansion of the second line was issued January 2014, with construction beginning on April 1, 2014.
The Mamá Tingó metro station is located in Villa Mella, near Av. Charles de Gaulle. Get to know now all the places of interest near the station.
Santo Domingo (2.2 mill. inh.) is the capital of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea.
The Metro is operated with three-car trains of Alstom's Metropolis 9000 (identical to those in service on the Barcelona Metro).
The originally planned metro line had an extension of 10 km, with 11 stations, running below Av. Maximo Gomez mainly in a north-south direction, all underground. The project was then modified due to objections made by the city, and the line eventually became 14.5 km with 16 stations. Instead of using the names of intersecting road, the stations were named after national personalities.
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