The railway is hoping more people will use public transportation with the additional trains
The railway is hoping more people will use public transportation with the additional train runs.

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – With the hope as a relief the daily traffic congestion in the Gran Área Metropolitana (GAM) – greater metropolitan area of San Jose – on Monday,  November 21, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER) adds 19 new weekly runs to the commuter train service from San Jose to Belen and Alajuela.

In addition to the current only morning and afternoon service, more trains will be providing service for extended hours.

In addition, the INCOFER will also offer trains on Saturdays.

The San Jose – Alajuela commuter train leaves the Atlantico station, located near the Hospital Calderon Guardia and weaves through Cuatro Reinas in Tibas and Heredia that includes stops in San Francisco, Miraflores, Santa Rosa to the Rio Segundo station in Alajuela, near the airport.

The Belen train leaves the Pacifico station near the Clinica Biblica and runs through La Sabana, Pavas and Belen.

The hope is that these additional trains will entice more people to use public transportation and leave their cars at home.