The Medellín Metro System: Thinking Beyond Transportation
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The Metro is a transportation system located in the city of Medellín, Colombia, also known as the City of Eternal Spring. It is the only train system in Colombia and the pride of the paisas who love it "with soul, life, and hat."

The Metro was built at the end of 1995, and currently has 76 stations, including train stops, streetcars, bikes, and rapid transit buses, as stated on its official website.

The Metro takes on the challenge of connecting the entire city and its surroundings. For travelers, it offers great benefits for several reasons, including the possibility of shorter travel times at a favorable price.

However, beyond its primary purpose, the Metro is a system that prioritizes people and has developed a way of thinking and acting known as "Metro Culture," which provides citizens and visitors with a unique travel experience.

Metro Medellin
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If you visit their website, you can learn much more about the Metro. As a brief introduction, we will share three aspects of this culture that may interest future visitors to the city.

Firstly, Metro Culture has developed a cultural agenda that invites travelers to enjoy library services, special concerts, and exhibitions both in the stations and on the trains. It promotes arts, creativity, and a sense of community while you travel to your destination.

Secondly, the Metro has implemented programs aimed at fostering a civic culture that promotes respect, solidarity, and harmonious coexistence. Through a set of strategies, it creates environments for responsible and engaged citizenship with the city and with life, both for oneself and others.

Lastly, the Metro has a comprehensive educational management system that aims to train drivers, users, apprentices, and leaders. Education is seen as a permanent and fundamental torch to continue the development and growth of the company and, of course, the city.

A small glimpse of Metro Culture can be heard through the train speakers with messages such as "Inhale, exhale," inviting passengers to practice conscious breathing as a stress management strategy.

This is a testament to a company that prioritizes people. When you visit Colombia and the City of Eternal Spring, travel on the Metro and continue learning with them how to be a citizen of the world.

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