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The Panama Metro was inaugurated on April 4. Line one of the route covers 13.5 kilometers. It departs from Albrook Mall, one of the biggest in Central America, and ends in Los Andes, another shopping precinct that sells all kinds of items at reasonable prices.
Now commuters only take 25 minutes to cross Panama City. The Metro has 12 stops and operates from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday. Its construction cost $2 billion and was built by the companies Metro de Barcelona, Ayesa of Seville, the Colombian-Venezuelan consortium, Inelectra and the Brazilian company, Odebrecht.
This is the only Metro in Central America and it is expected that in the future another two lines will be added, one that will go to the Tocumen International Airport and another to the La Chorrera district, around 25 kilometers outside Panama City.