Many people who came today to one of the Train Stations of miter line they were surprised to see that the service does not arrive until Retiro. What happens is that work is being carried out track repair there, so the centennial header will not be enabled for passengers until july 31.
Although the work began on Saturday the 16th, for many the news will arrive only when they go to their nearest station. It is that, during these two weeks, the services of José León Suárez and Miter will arrive until Three of February, and that of Tigre until Lisandro de la Torre. From the state company Argentine trains pointed to THE NATION that the work is a necessary update for a better functioning of the service since, since it was inaugurated Withdrawal in 1915, “it was never intervened in an integral way”.
The state company that manages the railways produced a series of travel alternatives for passengers who cannot use the head station of the Miter Line in this days.
In line with this, it must be remembered that three branches converge in Retiro: José León Suárez, Miter and Tigre. Therefore, from this entity they approached different combinations of means of transport that allow to arrive or go there since February Three, Minister Carranza and Lisandro de la Torrethe closest stations to Withdrawal of each of these branches respectively.
The spare parts that will last until the end of the month include the laying of 8 kilometers of new track with concrete sleepers and 2.5 kilometers of slab trackas well as a renovation of the energy system: the work foresees 15 kilometers of new cables to reinforce the supplysince -as specified by the company- “more than 70% of the damages occur due to failures in the signal, energy or change of lane systems.”
The renovations will also add 11 new dynamic bumpers, as well as 85 new light signals (traffic lights with LED technology), 70 beacons for automatic train braking (ATS) and state-of-the-art change machines. Finally, there will be the renewal of 9,000 meters of Third Rail and feeders, all within a total surface area of 85,000 m2.
According to the commitment of Trenes Argentinos, As of Monday, August 1, the service will be carried out according to the usual schedules.. After the renovations, Frequencies are expected to increase, more trains will be incorporated, and cancellations and delays will be reduced.