The contract – Colas Rail’s first in Panama – also involves construction of a maintenance depot in Ciudad del Futuro.
In 2020 project developer HPH Consortium awarded Hitachi and Mitsubishi contracts to provide 28 six-car vehicles plus the monorail’s signalling systems, telecommunications systems, power systems, control centre, platform screen doors and depot equipment for the new line.
The 24km-long line will run from Ciudad del Futuro to Panama Pacifico.
Christophe Mansuy, international vice-president for Colas Rail, said the contract was remarkable in several ways:
“First it is the result of a working partnership with Hitachi Rail in the Americas. Secondly, for the first time, Colas Rail is participating in a monorail project. Lastly, the contract marks the launch of our business in Panama, illustrating our desire to continue expanding in Latin America.