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In three days the commuter train to Cartago will be a reality, when on Friday the sound of the “pito” (train’s horn) will be heard in the Old Metropolis.

The cost to travel between San José and Cartago is ¢550 colones.

According to the  Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer), the train will run from Monday to Friday, starting at 5:35am to 8am in the mornings and between 4pm and 7:30pm evenings.

The train will make five stops, as it runs 21 kilometres between San Pedro (east side of San José) and Cartago centre.

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Incofer president, Miguel Carabaguíaz, confirmed that the fare is still under appeal. The Autoridad Reguladora de los Serivicios Públicos (Aresep) – regulator of public prices and services – set the rate, while the Incofer feels it should be ¢565 colones.

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