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ACCIONA Construction, through the Quito Metro Line 1 Consortium, completes base foundation for 12 stations

05/11/2018
  • The project includes construction of 22.6 km of metro line, the civil engineering and architecture for 15 stations, workshops and sheds covering 119,898 m2, 28 ventilation shafts, pumping and emergency exits, as well as all the associated electromechanical installations

The works of The Quito Metro, made by ACCIONA Construction through the Quito Metro Line 1 Consortium, present an advance of 64%.

The slab on which the trains are supported in 12 stations has recently been completed: Labrador, Jipijapa, Iñaquito, La Carolina, El Ejido, La Alameda, San Francisco, La Magdalena, El Recreo, Cardenal de la Torre, Solanda and Moran Valverde), of which nine have now been excavated by the tunnel boring machines.

The most recently completed engineering work was at San Francisco station, featuring an inverted vault. The station is located in the city's historical quarter, with a rich cultural history, celebrating Quito’s 40 years as a World Heritage Site.

ACCIONA Construction has shown that a large-scale project can be carried out respecting the public spaces of a heritage zone.

In addition to the station construction and tunnel boring, ACCIONA Construction is also responsible for the workshops and shed yard, where the train storage and maintenance units will be housed, covering an area of 119,898 m2 with a 590-metre access tunnel. The access tunnel is currently 80% complete and the tracks are being laid, in addition to the works inside the workshop hangar.

ACCIONA Construction, through the Quito Metro Line 1 Consortium, is building a sustainable and responsible project, meeting the established delivery deadlines for an infrastructure project that is part of the Integrated Mass Transit System in the Ecuadoran capital.

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