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Bogotá-Cundinamarca light rail (Regiotram), Colombia [free access]

November 1, 2018

Key players: The line will be developed on a public private partnership (PPP) basis; the tender is planned to be launched in October 2019.


The consortium of France-based Egis and Colombia-based Egis Colombia SAS, Deloitte Colombia, Durán & Osorio Abogados Asociados and Sumatoria SAS will provide tender structuring services over a period of 13 months under a USD2.68 million (COP8.63-billion) contract secured in October 2018.


The scope of work includes developing specifications for construction, operations and maintenance, conducting feasibility studies and providing assistance in preparing tender documents.


Project description: Development of a light rail system connecting Bogotá, the national capital of Colombia, with the municipalities of La Sabana de Occidente (Funza, Madrid, Mosquera and Facatativa) by 2023.


Background: The light rail line will span 44.7 km from Bogotá to Facatativá, covering 20 stations. There will be 12 stations in Bogotá, six stations outside the district capital area and two at the El Dorado International Airport terminals.


Construction is expected to start in 2020 and be completed in 2023.


The light rail will reduce the travel time between Bogotá and La Sabana de Occidente to 48 minutes, which is less than half the current travel time.


Ridership: The daily ridership is estimated at 126,000 passengers.


Cost: The line is expected to cost USD1.5 billion.


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