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Metro Valparaiso


The Metro Valparaíso runs between the Valparaíso harbour and Limache (43 km, 20 stations). It was developed out of a former suburban railway, which eventually stopped operating on 30 June 2005. Major works were carried out on the route through Viña del Mar, where the alignment was put underground for 5 km with 4 stations (Miramar, Viña del Mar, Hospital Gustavo Fricke and Chorrillos). Since 1999 existing stations have been modernised and some new stations added. The line can be classified as a full metro with trains operating every 5 minutes between Puerto and El Belloto. Limache is served every 15 minutes. A trip from end to end takes 50 minutes.
The Metro de Valparaíso is operated by Merval, a subsidiary of EFE, Chilean State Railways, with 27 Alstom X'Trapolis trains.
History
19 Nov 2005: trial operation Puerto - Recreo23 Nov 2005: official opening Puerto - Limache

Practical Info
- OPERATION
06:30 - 23:00 (peak hours 07:30-09:30 & 18:00-19:30)
Puerto - Belloto: every 5 minBelloto - Stgo Aldea: every 7.5 minStgo Aldea - Limache: every 15 min
- FARES (2005)
Fares depend on distance travelled (5 zones): 380 - 780 pesos (360 - 600 off-peak)
Links
Metro de Valparaíso at Wikipedia (Spanish)
MetroVal - private site

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