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Tren Urbano (Urban Train)

Tren Urbano

Tren Urbano

The Tren Urbano (Eng­lish: Urban Train), is a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) fully auto­mated rapid tran­sit that serves the met­ro­pol­i­tan area of San Juan in Puerto Rico, and has stops in the munic­i­pal­i­ties of San Juan, Bayamón and Guayn­abo. It is elec­tri­fied by third rail at 750 V DC. The Tren Urbano con­sists of 16 sta­tions along a sin­gle line.

The Tren Urbano com­ple­ments other forms of pub­lic trans­porta­tion on the island such as the pub­lic bus sys­tem, taxis, water fer­ries and shut­tles. The entire mass trans­porta­tion sys­tem has been dubbed the “Alter­na­tiva de Trans­porte Inte­grado” (Inte­grated Trans­porta­tion Alter­na­tive) or “ATI”. Tren Urbano is also the Caribbean’s first rapid tran­sit system.

Tren Urbano is cur­rently made up of one rapid tran­sit route. It con­sists of 16 sta­tions, ten of which are ele­vated, four at grade or in open cut­tings, and two under­ground. All sta­tions are designed to han­dle three per­ma­nently cou­pled pairs (6 vehi­cles). The sta­tions in the sys­tem are:

Each of the 16 sta­tions boasts unique art­work and archi­tec­tural style.

A main­te­nance depot and oper­a­tions con­trol cen­ter is located halfway along the route, between Martínez Nadal sta­tion and Tor­ri­mar station.


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