July 11, 2017

Santiago plans seventh metro line

Written by 
  • Print
  • Email

SANTIAGO Metro has revealed the alignment and station locations for the Chilean capital’s seventh metro line, which will relieve the congested central section of Line 1.

The $US 2.53bn Line 7 will connect the districts of Vitacura, Las Condes, and Providencia in the east with Quinta Normal, Cerro Navia and Renca in the west, serving a corridor which is home to around 1.37 million people. The line will run underground for its entire 24.8km length, serving 21 stations including interchanges with lines 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Santiago Metro says the new line will reduce morning peak demand by around 7000 passengers on the core section of Line 1.

For detailed data on urban rail projects in South America, subscribe to IRJ Pro.

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from IRJ, Railway Age and RT&S by email