Cuenca’s new tram is the largest mass transit project in the city’s history, with construction estimated to cost more than $230 million. It will have the capacity to transport 120,000 passengers a day over a 21-kilometer route.
The route runs from the southeast area of the city, from the Baños cut-off from Av. Las Americas, to the Industrial Park in the northeast. The train takes it name, Tranvía de los Cuatro Rios, from Cuenca’s full Spanish name, and crosses the city’s four rivers, the Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay, and Machángara. It is expected to be operational in October 2016.