Santiago de Chile

Managed study of a new 23km north-south rail transit line

Santiago de Chile

This work was done for a private consortium planning to seek a concession for development of a 23km north-south rail transit line in the eastern part of the city of Santiago, parallel to an existing drainage canal, connecting the existing METRO service to a growing inner suburban area, and reaching populated intermediate districts.

The client’s original concept favored a light rail application, but it was clear from the very high demand forecast (prepared by others) that a fully grade-separated high-capacity installation would be required. Working with a large international civil firm, managed study aspects related to mode and vehicle evaluation and recommendation, systems elements, preliminary operations plan, and development of capital and operating costs.

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