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Santiago–Batuco commuter rail line approved, Chile [free access]

April 3, 2020

The Government of Chile has approved plans to develop a commuter rail line connecting Santiago and Batuco by 2024. The line will span 27 km and cover eight stations. It will be developed at an estimated investment of USD650 million. The scope of work also includes construction of five uneven vehicular crossings and eight multipurpose crossings and one cargo route.


Ten trains having a maximum speed of 120 km/hr are planned to be deployed on the line. The line will also offer interchange facilities for multiple lines of Santiago Metro. The fare system will be integrated with that of the Santiago Metro and Red Metropolitana de Movilidad system (Red; formerly known as Transantiago).