Chile

TWO new lines and the extension of another, announced by Chilean president Sebastian Piñera in his June 1 address to the nation, are set to almost double Santiago´s metro, already…
Regional editor Ian Thomson-Newman reports from the Rail LatAm conference held in Santiago in November, on the latest developments in Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Peru.
PROPOSALS for two separate projects to improve passenger and freight links between the Chilean capital Santiago and nearby cities on the Pacific coast were unveiled in early January.
PLANS for Santiago Metro’s future Line 7, announced in May 2017, were modified in December to relieve congestion on the parallel Line 1 more effectively and to better serve the…
Santiago is already home to South America’s most extensive metro, and with two new lines nearing completion and a third planned, the network is set to expand to eight lines…
METRO de Santiago is opening its new 15km Line 6 on November 2. The $US 1.26bn line connects Los Leones on the eastern side of city with Cerrillos in the…
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.
A major revamp of suburban rail services in Santiago was officially completed on March 17, when Chilean president Mrs Michelle Bachalet and minister of transport and communications Mrs Paola Tapia…
In Arica, in the far north of Chile, two international railways converge, one from Tacna, in Peru, and the other from Bolivia. After years of inactivity, both are springing back…
Despite making bold promises for its commuter network in a series of projects, Chilean State Railways’ (EFE) plans are failing to live up to expectations, as regional editor Ian Thomson-Newman…
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