New Transportation for San Pedro Sula

Beginning Monday, Sampedranos will have a new transportation option that makes it cheaper and faster to travel from the center of the industrial capital to the Grand Bus Terminal, and vice versa. On December 20th, the railroad passenger train will start its service to the community.

Lester Aguilar, manager of the National Railway of Honduras, (Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras [FCN]), announced that on Friday there will be a celebration for the long awaited train service. In attendance on this historic day will be the President of the Republic, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, and Soptravi Minister, Miguel Pastor, who is also the chairman of the board of the FCN.

The celebration will start at 4:30 pm; therefore, the Railway authorities are advising the public that at 3:00 pm on Friday, the roads will be closed along first avenue between the first and third streets northeast, and the second avenue northeast, because of the event to take place.

The Railway Manager Aguilar also revealed that on Saturday, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, children of the city accompanied by their parents, will be able to travel on the passenger train for free. He said it was Soptravi “Minister Pastor’s idea to have the rides benefit the small, as they are the ones most in need of a Christmas present.”

Aguilar said that “to begin, only two cars will run, with 60 seats, but, depending on its acceptance, we will add additional cars. We already have the tickets, and citizens will only pay five lempiras to ride the train.”

The Soptravi Minister said, “the revival of the railway will provide a transportation alternative that is cheaper and faster at a price within reach of all those in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Be it tourists who visit, or those who reside in San Pedro Sula.”

Dieter Quiroz, Deputy Manager of the FCN, said that each car will be guarded by soldiers and policemen to provide security to the traveler.

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