The new revitalized railroad consist of a 47-mile single-line track linking Balboa and Colon with track for two-way traffic at strategic locations. Trains can operate continuously between the Atlantic and Pacific intermodal terminals with capacity for 10 trains each direction every 24 hours, and the possibility to increase to 32 daily train runs.

The handling capacity of the railway in Phase I is estimated to be around 500,000 container moves a year. The PCRC plans to increase this in stages of around 250,000 moves a year, to reach a maximum of 2 million TEU a year.

PCRC will operate the double-stack bulkhead-type rail cars in two sets of six, each set accommodating an average of 75 containers. A typical mix would comprise 60 X 40' containers and 15 X 20' containers.