Ciudad Universitaria railway station

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Ciudad Universitaria
Commuter rail
Estación Ciudad Universitaria d1 1.jpg
A local train bound for Retiro.
LocationLugones/Cantilo Ave. and Udaondo
Belgrano, Buenos Aires
Argentina
Coordinates34°32′33″S 58°26′54″W / 34.5426°S 58.4484°W / -34.5426; -58.4484Coordinates: 34°32′33″S 58°26′54″W / 34.5426°S 58.4484°W / -34.5426; -58.4484
Owned byGovernment of Argentina
Operated byFerrovías (standard service)
Trenes Argentinos (differential)
Line(s)Belgrano Norte Line
Platforms2
Tracks2
ConnectionsCiudad Universitaria (UBA)
Club Atlético River Plate
History
OpenedAugust 29, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-08-29)

Ciudad Universitaria is a railway station located in Belgrano, Buenos Aires. The station is part of Belgrano Norte Line and currently operated by both companies, private Ferrovías (for regular services) and state-owned Trenes Argentinos (for differential services only, served by Emepa Alerce DMUs).

History[edit]

In 1994 private company Ferrovías took the concession of Belgrano Norte as part of the privatisation process carried out by President Carlos Menem.

In 2014 the Government of Argentina began building the "Ciudad Universitaria" station; the new station, opened in August 2015, replaced Scalabrini Ortiz (located 700 metres to the south of it). Ciudad Universitaria connects the University of Buenos Aires's campus (known as "Ciudad Universitaria" from which it took its name) through a bridge which allows students to reach university facilities without risk of traffic accidents.[1]

Although it had been announced that the station would be completed in March 2015 at a cost of AR$48 million, by June 2015 it had not been completed yet according to the Ministry of Transport.[2][3] Finally, the station was opened at the end of August 2015,[4] to serve the 40,000 people that attend the UBA campus each day.[5]

The station platforms with the River Plate stadium in the background.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Una estación de tren a medida de los universitarios". Rieles. 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Avanza la obra de la estación que acercará el tren a Ciudad Univeristaria". Clarín. 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Randazzo visitó la nueva estación Ciudad Universitaria y anunció: "ya está lista y será inaugurada por la presidenta"". Ministerio del Interior y Transporte. 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Cristina inaugura hoy en Ciudad Universitaria la primera estación de trenes hecha en 30 años en el área metropolitana". Prensa Argentina. 29 August 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Inauguran hoy la estación de tren de Ciudad Universitaria". Clarín. 29 August 2015.