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.
After construction had started in 2005, trial service was offered from 22 Dec 2008 to 06 Jan 2009, before an official inauguration took place on 29 Jan 2009.
30 Jan 2009: Mama Tingó - Centro de los Héroes (start of revenue service)
Elevated stations running along Hermanas Mirabal Ave:
Station "Mama Tingo" - Marañón
Ground level station at Máximo Gómez Ave.:
6. "Máximo Gómez" station - La Isabela
Underground stations below Maximo Gomez Ave:
Tainos" Station - at Nicolas de Ovando Av.
Underground stations below Correa y Cidron Ave:
"Amin Abel" Station - at University of Santo Domingo (previously Universidad)
Underground stations below Jimenez Moya Ave:
16. Terminal Station "Centro de los Héroes" - (Feria)
Construction of the east-west metro line 2 started in Nov. 2009. It is entirely underground and runs along Avenida John F. Kennedy (western section), and Expreso V Centenario and Avenida Padre Castellanos (eastern section).
Line 2 opened on 1 April 2013 with a week of free trial service.
07 April 2013: María Montez - Eduardo Brito (start of revenue service)
Line 2 is 10.3 km long and has 14 stations, which like on Line 1 are named after national personalities:
María Montez - Av. Gregorio Luperon
An eastern extension with four stations was started in summer 2013.
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The overall metro system planned included six lines.
Metro de Santo Domingo (Official Site)
OPRET (Transport Ministry)
Metro Santo Domingo at Wikipedia
Take a ride on the Santo Domingo Metro:
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