Ferrocarril de la Sabana de Bogotá, commonly known as the “Tren de la Sabana”, was a company that provides rail transportation services since 1889 between the towns of the Metropolitan Area of Bogota. The Savannah Railway was settled in 1991 along with the National Railways of Colombia.
The construction of the railroad from Bogota to Facatativá was hired in 1873 and work began in 1882 by a private company. The work was suspended in 1885 due to riots, for this time and reached a length of 18 km. A new contract was concluded in 1886 to finish the work with the new “Railway Company of Savannah.” When the railway was opened in July 1889 its length was 40 km. In 1887 he was hired to build the line Zipaquirá; thereafter the Sabana Railway spread throughout the Bogotá peaked in 1953, with an approximate area of 200 km. (más…)