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Old June 18th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #261
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Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (when people talk about São Paulo Metro) have 61.3 km. Metro de Santiago have 84.4 km. You can argue that with CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos), São Paulo have about 330 km, but you will bring the question about the accountability of the CPTM lines (to me, this is not an important question). For some (including me), it is accountable, at least the most part. For many, it is not accountable, not even some parts. But use this just to say "my system is bigger than yours" is very foolish, in my opinion.
If CPTM lines are metropolitan trains, then they are a metro. For you they are accountable, for others they are not accountable... what's all this accountability business? You can tell the Chileans about the foolishness of saying "my system is bigger than yours". They're the ones who keep bringing up these comparisons time & time again.
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even if sometimes it's SO FULL, it's a very good metro.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #263
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more pictures of ◊◊◊ SANTIAGO METRO ◊◊◊

MONEDA, L1
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inside a Alstom NS-93, seen mainly at L1&L5
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PUENTE CAL Y CANTO entrance,L2
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between MACUL - LAS TORRES,L4
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HOSPITAL SÓTERO DEL RIO,L4 where you can see the integrated transport sistem.
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Nice pics. Looks fantastic!
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Old October 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #265
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Proposed and Developments expansion of the Santiago Metro.
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Note 1: There is no sense in creating a new thread to show progress in the expansion of the subway. so the News related to advances and will display them here too convenient.

NOte 2:This "summary" of progress take several posts to avoid the saturation of this thread. (After this, she continued with the current progress.)

Note 3:Moderators Gentlemen: I have reached agreement with the creator of this thread, it will be possible to rename the thread to: Metro de Santiago|photos, proposals, projects, developments.

Note 4: Any product misunderstanding of my bad English language skills, I apologize.



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In January 2007, it began with the execution of the works of extension of lines 5 and 1 urban rail. (metro)

The dotted lines correspond to projects in implementation of the extensions.

Source:www.metro.cl

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The extension of Line 5 represents the fulfillment of a longing for the inhabitants of the areas of Quinta Normal, Lo Prado, Pudahuel and Maipú, it will allow quicker and safer connections to highlights of the city.

Meanwhile, the extension of Line 1 to the east, is a clear benefit to all inhabitants of the city, then give new options to mobilize people living or working in the Las Condes district.

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[LINE 1]

The 2008 ended up building the tunnel about 4 km long between the Escuela Militar station and the Plaza Los Dominicos, where to house the new terminal station of the same name. This meant the end of the excavations carried out for 22 months under the Apoquindo Av, without interrupting traffic in no time along this avenue, where public transportation and private vehicles continued to circulate normally.

The 2009 began the implementation of civil works with the construction of buildings of three new stations on the extension: Manquehue - Hernando de Magallanes and Los Dominicos. Simultaneously, we start with the assembly of roads trains. Both papers are giving each work joins the characteristic features of the Metro station.

In the middle of this year, with the completion of these activities, we started with automation and assembly equipment required for the functioning of the whole system: energy, escalators, turnstiles, ticket booths, lighting. All these works go under the overall program, allowing the arrival of the metro to the Dominicans in December 2009.

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[LINE 5]

The arrival of Metro to Maipu is the product of the extension of Line 5 to west. Its layout is by St. Paul to Lt. Cross which then turns south to Av Pajaritos why we continue to reach the future terminal station, Plaza de Maipú.

The extension has a total of 14,2 km in length and there are two sections. One underground, 10.3 km long and 9 stations and another on viaduct section of 3.9 km and 3 stations.

The extent to Maipu represents an investment of U.S. $ 600 million and will generate an additional demand of 53 million passengers annually. Its commissioning will take place in two stages:

Section Quinta Normal - Pudahuel: December 2009
Pudahuel Tranche - Maipú: Last quarter 2010




More information in the source: http://www.metro.cl

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La Extención de la L5 hacia el poniente es casi toda subterránea, a excepción de 3 estaciones que son las que estarán en viaducto..


Viaducto y Campaña de Arborización

La construcción del tramo en viaducto, comprendido entre el cruce de Tte. Cruz y Claudio Arrau y el paradero12 de Av. Pajaritos (3,8 km), es una solución estrictamente técnica adoptada a raíz de la baja calidad del suelo en este sector, conforme los resultados de los estudios de mecánica de suelo.

El viaducto, que correrá a través de los bandejones centrales de las avenidas Tte. Cruz y Pajaritos, obligará al retiro de una cierta cantidad de árboles, los que serán repuestos en una proporción mucho mayor (4 a 1, en promedio), en los bandejones y veredas laterales de esas avenidas y en otros lugares a determinar por las respectivas municipalidades. Esta reposición permitirá el reemplazo de una buena cantidad de árboles que hoy se encuentran al final de su vida útil, enfermos y/o deteriorados.

La solución del proyecto paisajístico desarrollo para ese efecto apunta a generar verdaderos muros naturales que confinen el viaducto y mantengan la privacidad de las viviendas aledañas.

EXTENSION LINEA 5 A MAIPÚ. CARATERISTICAS
14,2 km. – 12 estaciones
Tramo subterráneo: 10,3 km. – 9 estaciones
Tramo en viaducto: 3,8 km. – 3 estaciones


www.metrosantiago.cl




Metro invirtió harto dinero en estudios de factibilidad de suelo para construir un tramo subterráneo y no fue así, incluso en ese tiempo salía bastante seguido en la prensa que la empresa buscaba la mejor solución al encontrarse con la mala calidad del suelo. Si seguín con la idea de construir subterráneamente este tramo habría costado cientos de millones más de lo que cuesta en este minuto.

Además, Metro también va a invertir en temas paisajísticos para que no sea tanto el "shock" del viaducto en Tte.Cruz y en Pajaritos, partiendo por el inteligente diseño de la estaciones elevadas y cobertura "verde" a las estructuras.

Estaciones..


Tte Cruz


Pajaritos




saludos!
Some Progress in line 1, in February 2009

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Extensión oriente de la Línea 1 del Metro EMOL























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Old October 7th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #266
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Image of the extension of line 5 to Maipu. (terminal station: Plaza de Maipu.)

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Progress to March this year (line 5)

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Una muestra de las obras del viaducto del la extension de la linea 5, sacadas de la pagina de Tecsa ( http://www.tecsa.cl/obras_desarrollo.html)







La empresa esta a cargo tambien de la construccion de las estaciones: Laguna Sur, Las Parcelas Y Monte Tabor.
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Tecsa: company that is in charge of building three stations of the extension (Laguna Sur, Las Parcelas and Monte Tabor)

Video of the El Sol station, which is projected as "intermodal station"

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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #267
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Sample of viaduct stations called "crawlers" and Pudahuel station, all corresponding to line 5
By May this year, came the first new wagons which run on the line 1 Apart from this month. manufactured by Spanish firm: CAF. (view right of the image area.)

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in terms of station coverage on viaduct and the roof of the "intermodal sun," he opted for the "tense structure (material based on glass fiber used in the construction of some stadiums and other works) as solution, some of the advantages of this were rapides de cosntruccion, easy to clean, lightweight, allows the creation of interesting architectural proposal and other advantages too.


more pictures of the new trains CAF:
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Trains for the line 1 and advances in the areas of line 5, ignaguracion addition was made at the time of the expansion of the workshops of the line 1.

Among those who visited the progress was the president of the country, Michelle Bachelet.

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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #268
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first wave of progress in pajaritos avenue for line 5 on viaduct in the first half of this year.

not throw any one time to avoid saturation of the thread. (so comments are welcome.)

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mirando en Flickr me encontre con esto:

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Estación Las Parcelas,
Paradero 9 de Av.Pajaritos
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viaducto sobre
Av. Pajaritos Esq. Av. Teniente Cruz
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más viaducto,
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #269
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I see people critisizing santiago's metro, you guys really have to be there to see it, its very clean, practical, secure, modern, and uptodate. compareble to a lot of metro systems in europe and U.S. some stations have WI-fi, library, there is art in most in most stations. its in my opinion an amazing metro system BEST in Latin America, and very close to any metro system in the world. GOOD JOB SANTIAGO
Fully agree with you. I was there in 2008 and I found the Metro to be absolutely fantastic - modern, clean and fast. Very friendly and helpful staff; and inexpensive at 380 pesos per ride (about $0.65) when I was there.
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Regarding the value of the trip, although the metro is not cheaper in Latin America but
You can use the card (here called beep! by the sound made by the machine to validate the card ) which is integrated into the shuttle bus and in which transhipment may make up to three more, keeping the original value of the trip or maintaining a discounted rate since the next transfer only a few cents discount to the card. (depending on the schedule.)

more information on:
http://www.tarjetabip.cl/tarifa-integrada.php page in Spanish, rates are in pesos (in local currency.)

However if a person is mobilized only by the downtown and financial areas for a few days, maybe more is not required to use the ticket.
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progress in May this year.

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Sector Estación "Monte Tabor"





















Old design of the stations on line 5 viaduct:



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Final design of future viaduct stations in line 5


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Secundary Source: ActualidadFotech on youtube
Primary Source: La cuarta newspaper.


Hernando de Magallanes Station, and a small glimpse into the plans for the season, and coverage will have on the walls.


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EXTENSION LINEA 1 ORIENTE DEL METRO

ESTACION HERNANDO DE MAGALLANES

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progress of some stations (extension lines 5 and 1) by Flapefa user.

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Con el permiso de Flapefa, postearé algunas de sus fotos... por cierto, bienvenido a SSC.


Estación Monte Tabor
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Estación Plaza Maipú
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Estación Los Dominicos
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The first two stations belong to the line 5 and the last station on line 1 (which should become the new terminus of this line, as plaza de maipu for L5)


Several months already being discussed what the next line (s) once you complete this extension, there are rumors that the anger over state land line to the south east where a district called apsando cerrillos, and so Maipu, others believe that this line will favor the central district, with the northern area, the idea is that the line be as parallel as possible to the line 1, and prevent it from saturating.

The other point that must be satisfied that line is going through the less affluent sectors of the city.

The news of this text in Spanish (below) makes a comment about one of the candidates for the next line of the Metro.

source:www.emol.cl

The proposal is the favorite of many so-called "L3", which was suspended in 1985 because the revenue for this line were used for emergency action product of the earthquake of that year, and from which only the platforms are ready to receive the new line.


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Ah! So then Santiago has an unfinished metro? If so please let me know so I can add it to my list!
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Sorry, not if I understood well , of course, whenever proved necessary to continue to build extensions. (as is the case.) and as I said after completing these extensions, and which is being discussed will be the next line for the subway.

(And after this and they are discussing the extension next, which is very likely corresponds to the line 4A, which would join the line 5 in the Maipu district. Of course this last is not something official.)

now what would also need to strengthen and build a train network approach (like the Paris RER.)
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These are pictures of a visit we made some forum members to a building area of the metro stations in Santiago, the station is called the "Gruta de Lourdes", correpsonde the extension of line 5.

These advances are for the 30th of September.

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6.-Box of elevators (mesamina-platform)

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9.-Lk3gno was here!

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14.-Ticket office.

15.- "The inverted pyramid" (access)


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Ah! So then Santiago has an unfinished metro? If so please let me know so I can add it to my list!
The word is NOT "unfinished" metro, because it sounds like some parts of the system were built long time ago and still they cannot be used. The right word should be an "expanding" metro.

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Signed agreement with the BID. (Banco Interamericano del Desarrollo or Interamerican Development Bank)

Santiago Metro is a global pioneer in generating carbon credits in transport sector

The company became the world's second subway in generating these bonds, and one of the few international cases in the transport sector through energy efficiency measures. The mechanism, which rises to the eaves of the Kyoto Protocol obliges developed countries to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).

This mechanism, which requires developed countries to reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) produced by carbon dioxide emissions, will allow Chile to become the third country (after India and Colombia), to generate carbon credits with a public transport project and would bring Santiago Metro in the second subway in the world to create these bonds.

The relevance of the sale of carbon bonds is given because the countries assigned to the Kyoto Protocol have targets for reducing emissions and to achieve it can fund projects for the capture or elimination of these gases in other nations, mainly in developing generating environmental and economic benefits for the nation receiving it.

In the case of Metro, the company is promoting the generation of carbon credits from energy efficiency has generated in its operation through various measures he has implemented in recent times as well as others to develop, among which the CBTC driving new project.

To realize this project, this morning the Chairman of Metro de Santiago, Clemente Perez along the BID representative in Chile, Jaime Sujoy, and attendance of the Director of Infrastructure Area Bank, Jose Agustin Aguerre, reached an agreement technical cooperation. This will develop the document that will be requested carbon bonds for the project CBTC.

ACTIONS THAT PUSHES THE METRO

Among the projects implemented include those that have increased efficiency in the drive train and the station lighting.

1 .- Energy efficiency in movement of trains:
Re-use of energy generated during braking station: In the train systems have been incorporated to regenerate energy during braking process. This system achieves an energy intake of around 6% of consumption.
Is Operation: During 2007, implemented the program Operation Is that is that the trains stop alternately, station by means, in most sections of line 4 and 5, reducing energy consumption associated with traction station.

2 .- In stations:
Implementing Intelligent Lighting: For lines 4 and 4A was acquired a software system and programmable logic controllers (PLC), which lets you control the on / off lighting and brightness grade depending on the ambient light.

Consequently, Metro is developing four energy efficiency projects that will save about 35 GWh / year, equivalent to 19,400 homes energy consumption.

Among the projects being developed include: CBTC Project, Operation Express Line 2, replace the lighting of billboards for LED lighting and replacement lighting in stations for more efficient lighting. The projects to be developed will reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 17,000 tons CO 2/ year.

One of the most important projects for the of CBTC (Communication Based Train Control), which consists of replacing the system of train driving current for a train driving system based on submissions that the date is not implemented in South metro no.

The initiative will improve the accuracy and reliability with which the trains are located, thereby know their exact position at all times. This will avoid unnecessary arrests and reduce the distance between trains, improving energy efficiency

Taking into account improvements in efficiency achieved in other metro in the world, is expected to CBTC project to reduce energy consumption by about 30 GWh/year, which corresponds to stop issuing 15,300 tonnes of CO2. This could generate annual revenues of U.S. $ 229,000.
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President Bachelet runs first train in new section of Metro Line 5
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Project Summary (Line 5 extension):

Length: 14.2 kilometers

No. stations: 12

Target population (approx.): 1 million inhabitants. (five districts included)

Estimated demand: 87 million trips.

Investment involved: U.S. $ 600 million

Delivery:

Quinta Normal-Pudahuel (December 2009)

Pudahuel-Plaza de Maipu (Last quarter 2010)

Estimated travel time: 23 minutes, between terminal station (Plaza de Maipu and downtown, Plaza de Armas station. )
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More Pics of SCL Metro ( ffROM Flickr.)

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Government considers constructing metro line to Ciudad P. Bicentenario
President Bachelet must decide between three alternatives to extend the urban train network. According to authorities, this option (i.e. option 3 pictured at the top of the article) would benefit Cerrillos, decrease congestion on line 1, and repromote urban development.

Main article:

Maria Teresa Ovalle

In November of 2005, then President Ricardo Lagos made known to which municipalities and neighborhoods the metro network will expand. Since this announcement 4 years have passed, and his goal is within sight: in December, three new stations on line 1 will be inaugurated, while in the western sector line 5 will reach Pudahuel, and will connect with central Maipú in 2010.

But the metro railway will not stop there, as new extensions are coming. There were 16 alternatives that were analyzed by "Sectra" (acronym: roughly "ministry of transportation planning") but in recent months these have been reduced to 3 options. All is with complete reservation (<-??), so president Michelle Bachelet will be the one who will decide.

There was talk of a line through Santa María Ave. and another through Irarrázaval Ave, but one in particular stood out: a route parallel to line 1, which would help to decrease its congestion, travel through six municipalities of the western sector of Santiago, and would connect with another project that the government intends to promote: the Ciudad Parque Bicentenario ("Bicentennial Garden City"), in the former Cerrillos airfield.

Regarding railway lines

According to Metro sources and authorities who know the Sectra studies, the new project line to Cerrillos will have a 15 km extension and will travel - from west to east - through the municipalities of Cerrillos, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, San Miguel, San Joaquin, Ñuñoa, and Providencia.

The route will use former railway lines from the train to Melipilla, beginning on the lands of the Ciudad Parque Bicentenario, following Isabel Riquelme to the Franklin neighbourhood, and then Guillermo Mann. From here it will follow Pedro de Valdivia towards Providencia. According to these sources, the route may follow Santa María until it connects with Tobalaba, and serve customers of Costanera Center.

The minister of OO. PP., Sergio Bitar, pointed out that "there are 2 or 3 options which are sufficiently competitive and have been analyzed in detail. We are in position to announce a new line". The three options are a line via Santa María, the delayed line 3 (which would split in Independencia and connect with Irarrázaval) and the line to Cerrillos. Regarding the third option, Bitar said that "it is a very good option because it connects southern areas of Santiago, traveling to more modest (i.e. less affluent) areas and intergrating them into the network, thus ending their segregation. In addition it provides relief for line 1."

This vision is shared by sources from the Metro directory. As indicated, the route presents "great social profitability". In addition, the route through which the train passes "can reduce costs and make construction feasible", thus not requiring large expropriations. In spite of this, the president of the Metro, Clemente Perez, said that it unknown "whether a new project will be announced. We are concentrating on the extensions that we are currently constructing."

Transportation engineers also analyzed the alternative. For Para Louis de Grange, academic from Diego Portales University, the line integrates urban development with improvements to public transit which reach the Ciudad Parque Bicentenario. According to his calculations, it could reduce 20% of the demand from users of line 1. The academic of the University of Chile, Francisco Martinez, said that the line could be routed in an industrial area, one that could result in a smaller number of users on the line. Nevertheless, in the context of Transantiago, one could modify the routes of the buses that serve the area.


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But the metro railway will not stop there, as new extensions are coming. There were 16 alternatives that were analyzed by "Sectra" (acronym: roughly "ministry of transportation planning") but in recent months these have been reduced to 3 options. All is with complete reservation (<-??), so president Michelle Bachelet will be the one who will decide.

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I think you meant:

There were 16 alternatives analyzed by Sectra (Secretariat/Office of Transportation Planning) but recently they have been reduced to 3 options. All of this is in the strictest confidence, so President Michelle Bachelet will be the only one who will decide.

Thank you for your time, but please do not try to translate literally, because the important thing is the meaning.

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