New details have been announced for the Bogota light rapid transit (LRT) public private partnership (PPP) project in Colombia.
According to Transmilenio, the Bogotá transport agency that currently operates the city BTR network, the new LTR system would operate a total of nine 2.65 m wide and 43 m long cars, whit three motorized trains and three pulled trains. Each train will have capacity to transport 438 passengers, six passengers per m².
The preferred bidder will be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 21 kilometer long tramway project.
The plans for the project also includes the use of an electromechanical operating system and a clean technology with low levels of emissions.
The total project investment is estimated at P1.3 billion (US$418.5 million). The District may provide 20% of this mega-project especially invested in the purchase of surrounding land that collide with the project area.
In April 2014 France's Alstom and Canada's SNC Lavalin were accepted by the government of Bogotá to conduct the feasibility studies of the project.