Hundreds of Cuencanos and a handful of expats turned out Thursday morning to watch the tram roll into the historic district for the first time. Moving slowly to allow engineers to take technical measurements, the five-car unit left the train yard at Av. Mexico at 8 a.m., turned north on Av. Las America and arrived at iglesia Corazón de Jesús on Gran Colombia an hour later. French engineers from Alstom, the tram manufacturer, and ACTN, the project manager, walked in front of the train, some taking sensor readings of the electric power supply and track pressure gauges. The track north…
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