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Quito Metro to issue global tender to appoint operator, Ecuador [free access]

December 2, 2021

Metro de Quito has announced plans to issue a global tender in 2022 to select an operator for its upcoming subway project. The scope of work also includes training metro personnel. The date of issuing the tender is still under evaluation.


The metro line will span 22 km and cover 15 stations. The daily ridership is estimated to be 377,000 passengers. The civil works are 99.3 per cent completed and all the trains are ready. The metro line is expected to commence operations by 2022.