Metro de Quito has received funding of USD660 million to construct the Quito Metro Line 1. Currently, the project is only 12 per cent complete. Tunnelling works are expected to begin by end-February 2017.
Line 1 will span 22.6-km (underground) from Quitumbe bus terminal in the south to El Labrador in the north, covering 15 stations. The project is estimated to cost around USD2 billion.