Railway Stations of Santiago

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Intermodal La Cisterna

My supervisors from the Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Center of Excellence gave me a tour of Santiago’s Metro and the Transantiago bus system, focusing especially on the relatively new La Cisterna Intermodal Station. The massive complex includes bus loading bays on three levels, connections to two subway lines, a grocery store, and a gym.

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Music on Transantiago

In general, there were less musicians and vendors on Santiago’s buses and Metro than I encountered in other cities’ transportation systems. One exception is the scheming gringo shown in the video below – he may look familiar to my friends from high school.

Metro of Santiago

Opened in 1975, Santiago’s metro is one of Latin America’s most extensive. With the recently opened extension to Maipú, the system has 108 stations. Lines 1, 2, and 5 rely on trains with rubber tires, while lines 4 and 4A use standard steel wheels. Lines 3 and 6 are currently being planned. Stations include a number of amenities, such as library branches and bicycle lockers.

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Cerro San Cristobal

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Markets of Santiago

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Pochoco Hike

Seeing condors was a fun surprise on this quick hike near Santiago.

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Chilean Railway Museum

Photos from Chile’s National Railway Museum, in the Quinta Normal park:

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