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MENDOZA
 Argentina

Mendoza light rail map

 LIGHT RAIL

Mendoza (Argentina), approx. 850,000 inhabitants in metropolitan area; about 1000 km west of Buenos Aires, and only 170 km east of Santiago (Chile).

Light rail line built along the former railway corridor of the Ferrocarril General San Martín (FCGSM), from Mendoza railway station to General Gutiérrez in the suburb of Maipú; alignment at grade with level crossings.

- in test operation since 29 April 2012
- running every 40 minutes since Aug 2012

- regular revenue service launched on 08 Oct 2012

- every 20 min., 06:00-22:00
- route length: 12.5 km
- stops: 15
- track gauge: 1435 mm
- rolling stock: Duewag U2 light rail cars ex San Diego

Northern extension to Panquehua (5.5 km, 11 stops) underway, with later possible extension to the airport.

 Photos
Metrotranvía Mendoza

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 Links

Metrotranvía (Official Site - or try Metrotranvía)

Transportes Mendoza

Metrotranvía de Mendoza at Wikipedia.es

 

  Photos - Historic station building at Gutiérrez
 

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