Central America's first metro to run in Panama by the year's end
PANAMA CITY (AFP) - Central America's first metro system will start service in Panama at the end of 2013, President Ricardo Martinelli said on Friday during a test run.
Several lines are planned for Panama City, known for its congested and chaotic roads that connect to the suburbs.
The President and most of his Cabinet went for a 2km ride, driving the train at times.
French company Alstrom is responsible for building the trains, as part of a consortium with Brazilian company Odebrecht and Spanish firm FCC.