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Public tender of train project in Chile is announced
March 8, 2021

Chile’s national railway, Grupo EFE, announced three tenders for a passenger train that will run 61 kilometers from Alameda to Melipilla in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. The project includes an estimated investment of USD1.5 billion to build a passenger transport service that will benefit eight communes.

With 11 stations and connections to Metro lines 1 and 6, it is estimated that the new route will have an approximate demand of 50 million passengers per year in an area with more than 1.1 million inhabitants.

The construction process is expected to take place over a period of 5 years, and EFE hopes to put the new service into operation in 2025.

Tender 1: Construction of stations and platforms for Américo Vespucio, Tres Poniente, Ciudad Satellite and Melipilla.

Tender 2: Construction of the stage 1 confinement strip.

Tender 3: Construction of vehicular crossings for Lucas Pacheco and Anibal Pinto- Los Carrera

Sale of concession terms: March 1-17, 2021

Terms and other documents are available at:

AUTHORS: Oscar Aitken, Juan Pablo Stitchkin.

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