With 1,6 million inhabitants, Maracaibo is the second largest city in Venezuela. By providing inspection and technical support services and acting as Enterprise consultant, Pöyry is actively participating in the development of Maracaibo urban public transport. When in operation, the initial capacity of the metro system will be 7200 passengers per hour per direction with a headway of five minutes.
The first stage of Metro consists of a 6.8 km double track line along the city's east-west axis. The light rail system includes 6 stations.
In the project, Pöyry will support the client by carrying out factory inspection and providing technical support for E&M systems, signalling, communications, ticketing, depot equipment, power supply and catenary. In addition, as enterprise consultant Pöyry will take care of for instance marketing research, quality assurance for system components, training process for metro's employees and documentation.