|The old railroad station on Calle 13, west of La Candelaria.|
|The crossing sign says 'stop.' |
But city leaders are saying 'go.'
But this morning local and regional governments signed an agreement to build a commuter rail network along this line, Ave. Septima and other parts of Bogotá.
But will it actually happen?
I wonder how expensive this will be, particularly since Colombia's rail lines use a non-standard gauge, which is part of the reason they fell into disuse in the first place. Previous plans to create high-speed rail corridors were criticized because of danger to pedestrians and the way that they would create barriers across the city because of required safety walls.
|The weedy railroad corridor, now a campsite for homeless scavengers.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours