SERVICE on the Panama Metro, previously announced for late 2013, and then for January 2014, is now slated to start in February.
Executive Secretary of the Metro Roberto Roy made the announcement on Friday, November 15. He repeated that service will be free initially during the testing period. That period is expected to last for two months or so. No determination has been made on the fare structure, or the amount of subsidy required to keep the subway running.
The project is currently 94 percent finished. Workers are finishing the installation of escalators and air conditioners, said Roy. Yesterday, the first full test of the Metro took place from Albrook to Los Andes with President Ricardo Martinelli and other dignitaries on board. Lines to two additional stations are in the planning stages