Routes operated by Ferrocentral.
A train in Tucumán station.
|Dates of operation||2005–2014|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
Ferrocentral was an Argentine private railway company, with a name formed by a combination of the Spanish words for "Central Rail" It operated long-distance passenger trains from its base at Retiro station in Buenos Aires to several locations in northern Argentina, running on Ferrocarril Mitre's rail tracks.
All of the train routes managed by Ferrocentral had been previously operated by Ferrocarriles Argentinos, the country's now-defunct national passenger railroad corporation. After the privatisation of Ferrocarriles Argentinos starting in 1991, many train services across Argentina were indefinitely discontinued. Since the year 2005, however, Ferrocentral was formed and successfully resurrected some passenger lines.
Ferrocentral was established in 2005, being formed by two railway companies, Nuevo Central Argentino (concessionary of Ferrocarril Mitre's freight services) and Ferrovías (which operates the Belgrano Norte Line) with the purpose of running trains from Retiro station in Buenos Aires to the city of Córdoba. 
On 2013, Ministry of Transport of Argentina, Florencio Ranzzo, signed a resolution transferring the services to Córdoba and San Miguel de Tucumán to State-owned companies SOFSE and Administración de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF).
Some of the passenger train services operated by Ferrocentral were:
- Buenos Aires to Rosario (6 hours, twice weekly in each direction)
- Buenos Aires to Córdoba, via Rosario and Villa María (14 hours, twice weekly each way)
- Buenos Aires to Tucumán and points between (24–25 hours, twice weekly each way)
- Villa María to Córdoba and points between (3 hours, 2-3 times weekly in each direction)
Most trains operated in the late night and early morning hours as the rail lines are used for transporting cargo during the daytime.
Nevertheless, some problems with ticket sales were reported by users, accusing the company to give a poor service for online purchasing, as well as the virtually nil availavility of seats.
On November 2014, the Government of Argentina (through the State-owned company Operadora Ferroviaria Sociedad del Estado) took over the services to Rosario, Santa Fe, San Miguel de Tucumán and Córdoba, leaving Ferrocentral inactive.
- "Reinauguraron el tren Retiro-Córdoba" Clarín, 18 Mar 2005
- "Volvió el tren a Córdoba... de la mano de Ferrocentral", sitio web Todo Tren
- "La vuelta del Rayo de Sol" (Archive)
- "Vuelve el tren a Tucumán", Riel FM, 12 Sep 2005 (Archive)
- Resolución N° 1093/13: "Ferrocentral pasa a la órbita de SOFSE", Official Bulletin of Argentina
- "El tren Tucumán-Retiro vuelve a mano estatal", La Gaceta, 20 Sep 2013
- "Las incansables GT-22 (II)" by Andrés J. Bilstein on Portal de Trenes, 23 Jun 2014
- "Ferrocentral y la imposible tarea de comprar un pasaje a Tucumán", La Noticia1, 23 Sep 2014
- "Estatizaron los trenes de pasajeros de larga distancia", Clarín, 8 Nov 2014
- "El Gobierno estatizó los servicios de ferrocarriles de larga distancia", Infobae, 7 Nov 2014
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