Presidenta Laura Chinchilla was on hand (in front of the cameras) at the start of the Interlinea service this morning. Photo: Casa Presidencial, via Facebook

The first results are in, the first hours of the new Interlinea bus service went smoothly, the buses rolling for the first since the project was announce fives years ago.

Officials of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) told the press they were pleased with the start of the service this morning, as the 36 buses weaved through three routes without having to go to and from downtown San José.

From downtown Escazú  passengers can now travel to the Pozuelo factory in La Uruca and back with 46 stops in between; or connect to the next route that will take passengers to Guadalupe and back, with 60 stops; or connect to the next route that takes passengers to downtown Desamparados and back, with 60 stops.

The cost on each one of the three routes is ¢350 colones.  Each route takes about 45 minutes to travel one way.

Missing are two routes that had been part of the original network, Escazú – Alajuelita – Desamparados and Escazú – Santa Ana – Belén and La Uruca.

The Spanish language newspaper La Nacion has prepared a digital map and App of the route, click to go there.

Also, La Nacion published in today’s print edition a big map of the routes and their stops.

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