The Red de Expresos Regionales is a new underground rail network in order to connect the 3 principal commuter stations and interconnecting 6 metropolitan train lines of Buenos Aires. This important project will allow better connectivity between different areas of the city, and avoid the need for transfers which would otherwise result in increased congestion.
The project is split into 3 stages, with Stage 1 including 9.1 km of rail, 4.8 km of tunnels and 1 central underground station. Stage 1 is further split into 3 contracts. Contract 1 is for the Roca station, and the tunnels from United States Street to Libertador Avenue. Also included is the Belgrano line tunnel from United States Street to Arroyo.
Ministry of Transport of Argentina
Form of project announcement
New 20 km of network and 8 underground stations will be built that will allow combining the Roca, San Martín, Mitre, Belgrano Sur, Belgrano Norte, Sarmiento and Mitre lines. In turn, it will allow passengers to combine with the Subway, Metrobus, combis and EcoBicis.
The project is going to triplicate the passengers of trains to 5.1 million per day.
Indicative timetable of project development
The project tender is expected to May of 2018.