The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Quito Metro: stations, costs and how to buy a ticket

2023-12-01T02:27:55.667Z

Highlights: Quito Metro: stations, costs and how to buy a ticket. On December 1, the 15 subway stations begin ordinary operations in the Ecuadorian capital. Users will be able to access the metro through their identity card, metro card, QR code or through the metro app. There are five multimodal stations that connect the metro with other transport services such as trolleybuses, ecovía or metrobus. The fare costs $0.45 for the general population, $ 0.22 for seniors and students, and $1.10 for users with disabilities.


On December 1, the 15 subway stations begin ordinary operations in the Ecuadorian capital


Quito's metro is about to open. This Friday, December 1, 18 trains will travel 22.5 kilometers with a complete operation that the people of Quito have waited for more than 10 years.

In 2011, Mayor Augusto Barrera promoted the creation of the subway, 1.49 million dollars were allocated and two years later its construction began; however, testing for safety and function; the archaeological remains that were found in the construction area and the corruption cases against the GMQ consortium, postponed the completion of the work until 2023.

The current mayor, Pabel Muñoz, has declared that this is the most important project in the history of mobility in Quito, he also gave details about the peak hours (from 5.30 am to 9.30 am and from 16.00 pm to 20.00 pm), the means of payment and his enthusiasm for the service to start being provided, "everything is ready, only the passengers are missing. There will be details that will have to be polished and will be achieved once citizens use the Metro," he said.

Quito Metro Schedules

From Monday to Friday, the system operates from 5:30 a.m. to 23:00 p.m., while on Saturdays it runs from 7:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m.; On the other hand, on Sundays and public holidays the metro is open from 7:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m.

When does it start working?

Three days before the inauguration, the Quito Metro began operations on a reduced schedule and free of charge. Regular service begins Dec. 1.

Stations

The stations run from Quitumbe to Labrador. Quitumbe is the main bus station for interprovincial transport. The route also includes the stations Morán Valverde, Solanda, Cardenal de la Torre, Recreo, Magdalena, San Francisco, Alameda, Ejido, Universidad Central, Pradera, Carolina, Iñaquito, Jipijapa and finally Labrador. There are five multimodal stations that connect the metro with other transport services such as trolleybuses, ecovía or metrobus. In the south, the multimodal stations are Quitumbe, Magdalena and Recreo. In the north are Universidad Central and El Labrador.

How to buy a ticket and what is the cost

The fare costs $0.45 for the general population, $0.22 for seniors and students, and $0.10 for users with disabilities. There are several payment methods, the most accessible is through the ticket offices at the entrances of the stations, where you can purchase both the access card and the tickets. There are also machines that accept cash or bank cards.

Digitally, there are also different options to buy tickets. The Banco Pichincha and Produbanco applications will enable the option to make top-ups. On the Quito Metro website or its mobile application, you can top up and find out the available balance from your phone, in addition, users can make an automatic recharge once the card has a minimum balance and allows you to make QR codes, another option to access the underground transport. Users will be able to access the metro through their identity card, metro card, QR code or through the metro app.

Subscribe here to the EL PAÍS Mexico newsletter and receive all the key information on current affairs in this country

Source: elparis

All news articles on 2023-12-01

You may like

News/Politics 2023-12-01T02:27:55.667Z
Life/Entertain 2023-10-28T06:59:48.020Z

Trends 24h

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.