New Medellin Metro Depot
ENRICHING THE URBAN PLANNING OF THE CITY
Since its inception, the principal objective of Metro de Medellín has been to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley, by offering them an efficient and safe massive transport system. The increase in passenger demand on many Lines, as well as the forecast of growth for the future, has led to Metro de Medellín increasing its fleet of rail vehicles by 30 additional units. As a result, it is now necessary to extend the depot and maintenance facility for rolling stock.
The Municipality of Bello, to the north of Medellín, is the location of the current operative garages. The adjoining plot, in Tulio Ospina, will be the location not just for the extension, but also for commercial areas, public spaces and a new natural park.
It is expected that the Project, in addition to meeting the growing maintenance needs of the trains, will generate a unique leisure space for the inhabitants of the Aburrá Valley, leading to social enrichment in accordance with the culture of Metro de Medellín.
In short, this Project, developed by IDOM, involves combining our experience in designing Metro systems in synergy with architecture, urbanism and landscaping, thus offering the best example of sustainable urban development linked to public transport.
April 8, 2019
More about Metro de Medellín
Metro de Medellín has been operating since 1995, with more than 2,000 million trips, applying the principle of sustainable mobility, with clean energy while benefiting society with what is called METRO Culture.
Currently, the integral mobility system has 76 stations: 27 for trains, 11 for metrocable, 9 for tram (of which 6 are stops) and 28 for rapid transit buses (lines 1 and 2, of which 8 correspond to stops). In addition, the direct area of influence covers six municipalities: Bello, Medellín, Itagüí, Envigado, Sabaneta and La Estrella, and routes to other nearby municipalities have also been integrated.