Federico Lacroze railway station
|Estación Federico Lacroze
Federico Lacroze Station
|City||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Location||Av. Federico Lacroze 4181
Barrio Chacarita[disambiguation needed]
|Year of Opening||1957|
|Aerial Photo||Google Maps|
Federico Lacroze railway station (Estación Federico Lacroze in Spanish) is a passenger railway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The station is located in the city's outlying barrio (neighbourhood) of Chacarita in a predominantly residential area. It is just a short distance north of the Cementerio de la Chacarita, the city's largest cemetery. The station is named after Federico Lacroze, a prominent 19th century Argentine railway and transport pioneer who obtained the concession for building the Ferrocarril Central de Buenos Aires in 1884. When the Argentine railway network was nationalisation in 1948 the station became the Buenos Aires terminus for the lines that became part of the Ferrocarril General Urquiza (FCGU).
The station functions primarily as a commuter rail station but also handles some long-distance services. The local transit company Metrovías, which also manages the Buenos Aires Metro subway system, operates regular electric commuter train services every 10–20 minutes into the nearby Buenos Aires suburbs along its Urquiza Line. Stations on this line include Villa Devoto, Martín Coronado (which also serves Ciudad Jardín), Hurlingham and San Miguel amongst others.
In addition, the private railway company Trenes Especiales Argentinos (TEA) operates long-distance passenger services to the city of Posadas in Misiones Province on the border with Paraguay in northern Argentina. This train stops at many places on the way including Zárate in Buenos Aires Province, Basavilbaso and Villaguay in Entre Ríos Province, Monte Caseros and Santo Tomé in Corrientes Province. There are twice weekly services in each direction for this one-day journey.
Estación Federico Lacroze is accessible from the B line of the Buenos Aires metro system and by several local public bus services.
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