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SANTIAGO
 Chile

Santiago Subway Network  (c) UrbanRail.Net - Click on map to see planned extensions!

 System

Gran Santiago, the metropolitan area of the Chilean capital, has 6.1 million inhabitants. The city lies 110 km from the Pacific Ocean (Valparaíso). In 1968 the decision was taken to build a rubber-tyred metro system with 5 lines and totalling 60 km.

   Line 1  San Pablo - Los Dominicos  19.8 km - almost entirely underground
L1 Escuela Militar © Santiago Vera L1 El Golf © Juan Pablo Arias L1 Las Rejas  © Juan Pablo Arias L1 Universidad de Chile  © Juan Pablo Arias NS93 train © Stephen Knight
Photos © (1) Santiago Vera, (2-4) Juan Pablo Arias, (5) Stephen Knight | More photos
   Line 2  Vespucio Norte - La Cisterna  19.5 km - 15.5 km underground
L2 Santa Ana © Santiago Vera L2 San Joaquín © Santiago Vera L2 Toesca   © Juan Pablo Arias L2 La Cisterna   © Juan Pablo Arias L2 Einstein   © Juan Pablo Arias
Photos © (1-2) Santiago Vera, (3-5) Juan Pablo Arias | More photos
   Line 4  Tobalaba - Pl. Puente Alto  24.7 km - steel wheels, partly underground and partly at grade/elevated
 Plaza Egaña © Juan Pablo Arias L4 Príncipe de Gales © Juan Pablo Arias L4 Quillayes  © Juan Pablo Arias L4 Trinidad  © Juan Pablo Arias L4 Vicente Valdés  © Juan Pablo Arias
Photos © (1-5) Juan Pablo Arias | More photos
   Line 4A  V. Mackenna - La Cisterna  7.7 km, at grade/elevated
Metro Santiago L4A Metro Santiago L4A Metro Santiago L4A
Photos © (1-3) Bob Anderson | More photos
   Line 5  Plaza de Maipú - Vicente Valdés  30.7 km
L5 Nuble © Santiago Vera L5 Santa Ana  © Juan Pablo Arias L5 Bellas Artes  © Juan Pablo Arias L5 Nuble  © Juan Pablo Arias L5 Mirador  © Juan Pablo Arias L5 LAs Parcelas
Photos (1) © (1) Santiago Vera, (2-5) Juan Pablo Arias | More photos

 History

15 Sept 1975 - Line 1 - San Pablo - La Moneda 8.2 km
31 Mar 1977 - Line 1 - La Moneda - Salvador 3.2 km
31 Mar 1978 - Line 2 - Los Héroes - Franklin 4.9 km
21 Dec 1978 - Line 2 Franklin - Lo Ovalle 4.8 km
22 Aug 1980 - Line 1 - Salvador - Escuela Militar 4.5 km
15 Sept 1987 - Line 2 - Los Héroes - Cal y Canto 1.7 km
05 April 1997 - Line 5 - Baquedano - Bellavista de la Florida 10.3 km
03 Mar 2000 - Line 5 - Baquedano - Santa Ana 2.8 km
31 Mar 2004 - Line 5 Santa Ana - Quinta Normal 2 km
08 Sept 2004 - Line 2 Cal y Canto - Cerro Blanco 1.6 km
22 Dec 2004 - Line 2 Lo Ovalle - La Cisterna 2.3 km
25 Nov 2005 - Line 2 Cerro Blanco - Einstein (1.9 km)
30 Nov 2005 - Line 4 Tobalaba - Grecia (7.7 km) and Vicente Valdés - Plaza Puente Alto (10.9 km)
30 Nov 2005 - Line 5 Bellavista de la Florida - Vicente Valdés
02 Mar 2006 - Line 4 Grecia - Vicente Valdés (6.1 km)
16 Aug 2006 - Line 4A Vicuña Mackenna - La Cisterna (7.7 km)
21 Dec 2006 - Line 2 Einstein - Vespucio Norte
(2.4 km)
05 Nov 2009 -
Line 4
San Josť de la Estrella station added
07 Jan 2010 - Line 1 Escuela Militar - Los Dominicos
(3.8 km)
12 Jan 2010 - Line 5 Quinta Normal - Pudahuel (5.6 km)
03 Feb 2011 - Line 5 Pudahuel - Plaza de Maipú (8.6 km)

 Projects

In July 2011, the government presented the final alignment for the driverless lines L3 and L6:

L3 - 22 km, 18 stations (2017-2018)
L6 - 15.3 km, 10 stations (2016)

CAF will supply and maintain 115 cars for Line 3 and 70 for Line 6. They are equipped with CBTC provided by Thales for driverless operation.

See map with planned extensions.

 

 

 Links

Metro de Santiago (Official Page) incl. new extensions

Transantiago

Metrotrén (Suburban Rail)


Metro Santiago en Wikipedia (Spanish)

Alamys - Metro de Santiago Page

Santiago Metro Gallery

Photologs by Juan Pablo Arias (L1 | L2 | L4 | L5)

L1 Universidad de Chile © Stephen Knight L2 Santa Ana © Stephen Knight L2 Los Héroes © Stephen Knight L4 Puente Alto © Stephen Knight
(1-4) © Stephen Knight

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