The Santo Domingo Metro project in the Dominican Republic was developed by the Oficina Para el Reordenamiento del Transporte (OPRET), who is also the operator and responsible for routine operations and maintenance company. Santo Domingo metro began operating as a non-commercial system on 22 December 2008. A year later, commercially. The system consists of two lines that serve 30 stations, although there are many more planned. The line has a total length of 27.4 kilometers. Daily is used by 200,000 passengers.
Lines and stations
The Santo Domingo Metro is composed of 2 lines and 30 stations. Before the opening of the second line in 2013 almost 31 million passengers rode the subway. 4 lines else are in the planning stage.
Line 1 has a total length of 14.5 kms. It link Villa Mella to Centro de los Heroes, known as La Feria serving 16 stations. It was opened to the public in 2009.
Line 1 has a journey time of 25-27 minutes depending on the direction. Stations: Mamá Tingó, Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, Gregorio Luperón, José Francisco Peña Gómez, Hermanas Mirabal, Máximo Gómez, Los Taínos, Pedro Livio Cedeño, Peña Batlle, Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, Juan Bosch, Casandra Damirón, Joaquín Balaguer, Amín Abel, Francisco Alberto Caamaño, Centro de los Héroes
Line 2 has a total length of 34 kms. It goes from Ave Luperon to Puente 17 serving 34 stations. Santo Domingo metro goes through the city from east to west and intersects with line 1 in the city center. This line is totally underground.
Line 2 has a journey time of 20-24 minutes depending on the travel direction.
Some of its stations: María Móntez, Pedro F. Bonó, Francisco G. Billini, Ulises F. Espaillat, Pedro Mir, Freddy Beras Goico, Juan U. García F., Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, Col. Rafael T Fernández D., Mauricio Báez, Ramón Cáceres, Horacio Vásquez, Manuel de Jesús Galván, Eduardo Brito
There are several lines planned. Line 3, 4, 5 and 6. You can check the master plan here.
Santo Domingo metro hours and frecuency
On weekdays the subway works from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
On weekdays, the last train that leaves Centro de los Héroes towards Heroes Mama Tingo, in line 1, is at 10:30 pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10:00 p.m.
On weekdays, the last train that leaves Eduardo Brito towards María Montez, in line 2, is also at 10:30 pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10:00 p.m.
Service frequency is approximately 1:30 minutes.
Fare and tickets
A ticket costs DOP$20. For regular travelers thera are electronic cards with multiple tickets and the Boleto Viajero. However the cost of a travel is the same as buying a single ticket, ie DOP$20.
It is a rechargeable smart card. Its price is DOP$60 and you have to reload it with minimum 5 trips (DOP$100).
One use cards
It’s a card valid for several trips, cheaper than de Boleto Viajero, but after spending the tickets it can not be used anymore.
In most stations there are parking lots for users.
Compared to buses and taxies, Santo Domingo Metro is a relatively cheap transport system as well as quick. That’s why it is widely used in Santo Domingo. The cars are clean and have air conditioning. There is security staff in stations and wagons.
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