Buenos Aires offers first tender for $2bn metro line

The government of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, has begun tendering for companies to project manage the $2bn project to build the F Line of the capital’s metro system.

The 12km underground line, which will run from Barracas in the south to Palermo in the north, will add 13 stations to the city’s Subte underground transport network.

The work is being managed by state agency Subterr√°neos de Buenos Aires (Sbase). It has said it hopes to break ground on the project next year, although this is dependent on obtaining international financing for the work and the completion of work on an extension to the H Line (pictured).

The Subte system, showing the proposed route of the F Line (Segata Sanshiro/CC BY-SA 4.0)

The government estimates that 600,000 passengers a day will use the line, which will have automatic trains and safety doors on the stations.

In 1913, Buenos Aires was the first city in the southern hemisphere to open a metro line. The construction of Line F – as well as lines G and I – was agreed 18 in 2001 ago by the city legislature.

Top image: Work under way on an extension of the H Line (Government of Buenos Aires)

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