The Tren Urbano – commuter train service – in Costa Rica has been a total success and for such the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER) has announced the expansion of the San José – Heredia line to the Curridabat on the east side of San José.

Miguel Carabaguíaz, president of the state railway, said work has begun to restore the train tracks between the Estacion del Atlantico to the Universdad Latina (Ulatina).

The expansion means that train commuters living in San Pedro and other points on the east side of San José can travel to and from Heredia with ease.

Carabaguíaz said that if all goes according to plan the service should be begin in the next three months.

The Tren Urbano began service between Ulatina and Pavas in October 2005. Daily thousands of commuters use the train service to get to and from work.train-map.jpeg