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Santiago

aka Santiago de Chile, Chile


Date of opening15 Sep 1975
Network length102.4 km (63.64 mi)
Stations108 (100*)
Lines5        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line21.60
Avg. station distance994 m (0.62 mi)
Avg. line length20.48 km (12.73 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 27 Feb 2011
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)1.75 million (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)17,100 (10,600)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.55 EUR (as of 2009); access gates, smartcard
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trainsYes
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 metrosantiago.cl


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Upcoming Openings

Dec 2017 – New Line 6. New line, 15.3 km, 10 stations.
 2018 – New Line 3. New line, 22 km, 18 stations.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 2 stars (silver)  Santiago de Chile

Chile's capital has some metro stations with spectacular yet diverse modern architecture.

Photo [railway-technology.com]: Mirador station built in 1997.
There are also lots of works of art in Santiago's metro, like giant murals and sculptures, especially on line 5 [metrosantiago.cl].

Photo [skyscrapercity.com]: Baquedano station holds the 15 m wide sculpture "El Puente" from 1999 by Osvaldo Peña.




Relationships with Other Metros

Michelin-Alstom rubber-tyred family
Members: Lausanne (line M2), Lyon (lines A, B, D), Marseille, Mexico City, Montreal, Paris (lines 1, 4, 6, 11, 14), Santiago (lines 1, 2, 5),
Characteristics: Rubber-tyred metro, developed by Michelin in the 1930s.
Derivatives: VAL family.
Spanish CAF family
Members: Algiers, Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Madrid, Medellin, Mexico City, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Washington,
Characteristics: Similar trains from the same manufacturer.



Express Services

Metro lines 2,4 and 5 have skip-stop services during peak hours. They are called either Ruta Roja (Red route) or Ruta Verde (Green route), and the trains stop only in the estaciones comunes (common stations) and the stations marked in either red or green.




Metro Fonts

Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:

Font NameDesignerYearSampleAvailabilityReference
TS Info, TS Mapa Departamento de Estudios Tipográficos (DET)2009DTPMDET




Departure Procedure and Sounds

There's a doors-closing beep like in Paris, sometimes accompanied by a message in Spanish "Cuidado con el cierre de puertas" ("Caution with the closing doors") (amr). Most stations are not announced, except interchanges, where the driver says in Spanish: "Proxima estación [station name], lugar de combinacion a linea [line number]" ("Next station [name], transfer to line [number]"). At termini, something like "Señores pasajeros! Estacion terminal [station name], se les recuerda a los pasajeros que todos deben bajar del tren, Metro de Santiago agradece su preferencia" is announced ("Dear passengers! Terminal station [name]. Take note everyone should get off the train, Metro de Santiago appreciates your choice"). Some trains have automated voices. Opening doors are announced "Permita bajar antes se subir" ("Let alight before boarding"), closing doors, "[beep] Se inicia el cierre de puertas" ("[beep] Closing of doors begins") (Youtube).






Handpicked Resources

metrosantiago.cl Official website




Generic Links for Santiago Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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