T.Y. Lin International Wins 2020 ENR Global Best Project Award of Merit for Panama Metro Line 2 in Panama City, Panama


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Panama Metro Line 2 in Panama City, Panama, has been honored with a 2020 Global Best Project Award of Merit (Rail Category) from Engineering New-Record. TYLI served as Prime Designer, providing the architecture, led by Perez & Perez Architects Planners (P&P), and all engineering design services for the consortium, Consorcio Linea 2 (CL2). The project included a 23-kilometer-long viaduct with 16 elevated stations.

TYLI’s design for the viaduct superstructure consists of a twin “U” girder design. There are three track switches for operations, mounted on piers with spans between 20 and 30 meters, depending on geometry and alignment. The 16 stations feature two design types. Each station consists of a ground access level, a second level ticketing vestibule, an elevated crosswalk, operations/support offices, and a third level with passenger platforms for boarding both northbound and southbound trams. The total area of each station is approximately 7,000 square meters, with a total area of 112,000 square meters for all stations that are part of the project.

TYLI’s scope of work included seismic, structural, civil, architectural, electrical, and mechanical engineering, geotechnical analysis, interface/systems integration, and coordination services.

Panama Metro Line 2 starts in the District of San Miguelito, where it connects with the Panama Metro Line 1 station, which was also designed by TYLI, and extends to the east sector of Panama north of Tocumen International Airport. Line 2 is designed to carry 40,000 passengers per hour, with a minimum headway of 90 seconds.