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Tranvía del Este or “Puerto Madero Tramway” is a Tram line in the Puerto Maderomarker neighborhood of Buenos Airesmarker operated by the rail company Ferrovías.

Construction of the first section has been completed and the line was inaugurated on July 14, 2007. Initially, the service is provided by two Citadis 302 model vehicles, manufactured by the Frenchmarker company Alstom and granted under a free concession by the city of Mulhousemarker. The vehicles are double-ended, bi-directional, low-floor, four section units, each section having 48 fixed seats, another 16 folding seats and standing room for a total of 300 passengers for the whole train. The vehicles, locally known by the name Celeris, run on an exclusive right-of-way for 2 km (1,25 miles) parallel to Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo, from Avenida Córdoba to Avenida Independencia.

Trains run from Monday through Saturday from 8:00 until 23:20 hs, and on Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 until 22:00 hs every 15 minutes. For tickets there are two Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) installed at each station and guards with portable vending machines are also available. Tickets are ARS 1.00 (around USD 0.32).

Further extensions planned would extended 2km to Retiro Rail Terminusmarker and Intercity Bus Terminal marker and 5.2km from the existing terminus at Independencia to Caminito in La Bocamarker, and a further extension to Constitucion and Buenos Aires stations is also proposed.

Map of the actual route


Stations

  • Córdoba
  • Corrientes
  • Belgrano
  • Independencia


Gallery

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Spiffing up on inauguration day
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Tramway on Cordoba Station
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People boarding at Independencia Station
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Belgrano Station


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