Regiotram de Occidente is a planned 41-km tram-train which will reuse an existing railway right-of-way. With 17 stations, it will run between the centre of Bogota and the city’s western suburbs (Madrid, Facatativa). Demand is estimated at 126,000 passengers per day.
The project was developed within the framework of a private initiative which obtained official public approval and was bought by the Colombian government in 2017.
In the city, the tram train should travel at 50-70 km/h, running on overpasses to cross the city’s main thoroughfares, whilst in the suburbs it should reach 100 km/h.
The specificity of this project is that it is likely to be built at the same time as the first metro line in Bogota, thus heralding the arrival of rail track-based modes in the Colombian capital following years of bus development.
The government of Cundinamarca wishes for the structures to be publicly-owned infrastructure and for the project and operational systems to be delivered under a concession or a public private partnership arrangement.
Egis’s assignment consists of the comprehensive review of previous design studies and the production of a new feasibility study on the first 2 km in Bogota to propose a new alternative for the connection with the future metro (an item which had not been provided for in the original project). Egis is also responsible for the specifications of structures and systems and for providing assistance throughout the contractor tender process.
Egis is associated with Duran&Osorio, a leading legal firm for infrastructure projects in Colombia, and with Deloitte and Sumatoria, financial consultancy groups. These partners are tasked with the legal and financial aspects of project structuring.