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World Bank approves funds for Quito Metro, Ecuador [free access]

June 25, 2018

The World Bank has approved a USD230-million loan for the development of Quito Metro Line 1. This is in addition to USD205-million loan approved in 2013.


Line 1 will span 22.6 km (underground) and cover 15 stations and is currently 60 per cent complete. It is being constructed in two phases, both of which are required to be completed for the line to become operational. Phase I was completed in 2015 and Phase II is expected to be completed by 2019.