Hype or reality? The electric commuter train for Costa Rica, a project headed by the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, is coming to a mall near year.

The Tour de Realidad Virtual del Tren Eléctrico! (Virtual Reality Tour of the Electric Train!) is being presented in seven malls of the greater metropolitan area over seven weekends, the first this past weekend at City Mall, in Alajuela.

The others will be at:

  • Multicentro Desamparados  (Oct 26 & 27)
  • Multiplaza Curridabat (Nov 2 & 3)
  • Multiplaza Escazu (Nov 9 & 10)
  • Lincoln Plaza (Nov 16 & 17)
  • Mall San Pedro (Nov 23 & 24)
  • Paseo de la Flores in Heredia (Nov 30 & Dec 1)

The virtual tour allows an opportunity to know the stations, the cars and the connection with buses, taxis and other modes.

The electric train, between Paraíso de Cartago and Alajuela (75-kilometers), is the flagship work of the Carlos Alvarado administration, proving it as a symbol that the country can carry out the infrastructure works.

Construction of the rail service is expected to begin next year (2020). Currently, companies from ten countries to compete for Costa Rica’s electric train.