April 5, 2014 A newly completed rapid transit system in the Republic of Panama was inaugurated at 5:00 p.m. The Panama Metro, which serves the country’s capital of Panama City and its vicinity, became the first rapid transit system in all of Central America. Ricardo Martinelli, president of Panama, officiated at the dedication ceremony for... Continue Reading →

March 23, 2013 A station of the Paris Métro rapid transit system made its debut near the town hall of Montrouge, a commune in the southern suburbs of France’s capital city. This station is formally known as Mairie de Montrouge (Town Hall of Montrouge), and it was the 302nd station of the Paris Métro to... Continue Reading →

December 29, 1959 The first metro system in Portugal was inaugurated in the country’s capital city of Lisbon. Américo Tomás, who served as Portugal’s president from 1958 to 1974, officiated at the dedication ceremony for the initial 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) segment of this pioneering rapid transit service. At six o’clock the next morning, the Lisbon Metro... Continue Reading →

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