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Railway System

There is only one railway line, the Panama Canal Railway, running adjacent to the Panama Canal between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The advertised passenger service consists of one train each way, Monday - Friday only, but excursions are operated for cruise ship passengers.

Summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.


  • gauge: standard. Before reconstruction around 2000, it was 1524mm (5 feet).
  • electrification: Panama Metro 1,500 V DC
  • rule of the road: the railway is single-track, except for passing loops.

Other Railways


Tourist Lines


Metro and tram systems

Panamá city: Metro de Panamá; see also UrbanRail

Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services

None known