operation of The Medellin Metro began on November 30, 1995. Since
that time, the line has transported hundreds of millions of passengers
in complete safety, comfort, and security. The Metro runs like a
Swiss watch with a ticket cost of about 50 u.s. cents!
there are a total 28 stations. Nineteen serving Line A, 7 on Line
B and 3 on the Metrocable.
Medellin Metro follows the Valley of Aburrá, serving historical,
commercial, government, tourist and industrial locations. Medellin's
modern transportation system is an equal to other important Latin
american systems serving Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Mexico
City and Santiago de Chile.
Line A is 23,2 kilometers long, and for the most part, follows the
Medellin River, joining the two municipalities of Niquia in the
North with Itagui in the South.
A Station names are: Niquía, Beautiful, Wood, Acevedo, Tricentenario,
the Caribbean, University, Hospital, Prado, Berrío Park,
San Antonio, Alpujarra, Exhibitions, Industrialists, Town, Aguacatala,
Ayurá, Envigado and Itagüí.
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B began operations on February 29, l996, and is 5.6 kilometers in
length with six elevated stations and one at ground level. Line
B goes from San Javier, in the West of the city, to Bolivar with
Maturín, in the Station San Antonio. It entered operations
the 29 of February of 1996.
B station names are: San Javier, Santa Lucia, Floresta, Stage, South
American, Cisneros, San Antonio.
A and B are connected by a third section of tracks which extend
from the Caribbean Station on Line A to the South American Station,
on Line B. This section of tracks is all at ground level.
THE METROCABLE LINE
July 30, 2004 the Metrocable began operations serving a lower socio-economic
area with direct connections to the Metro Line. The inhabitants
of this Northeastern Sector of Medellin have all benefited from
this improved transportation system. Plans call for other Metrocable
routes to be established.