Metro Line 2 was partly inaugurated on Friday, January 17 at the Corridor Sur Station in a ceremony led by President Juan Carlos Varela accompanied by the Archbishop of Panama José Domingo Ulloa, construction workers, and World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrims.
After a blessing by Ulloa, a delegation led by Varela boarded one of the new trains to make the official tour of the operating stations, Pedregal, San Antonio, and Cinquantenaire and ended at the San Miguelito station.
Groups of pilgrims were gathered at each station.
The line will be running only for WYD, from January 18 to January 28. The complete line will be opened in April, days ahead of the national elections.
From January 18 to 21 it will operate on regular schedule 5:00 a.m. at 11:00 p.m., and from January 22 to 25, it will operate from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. On Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27 service will be from 5:00 a.m. until 12 midnight.
Let's hope there isn't a power black out. Just think of all those pilgrims trapped on a train!