Line H (Buenos Aires Underground)

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Línea H (SBASE).svg
Line H
Estación Corrientes de la Línea H de Subterráneos.jpg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Buenos Aires Underground
Termini Corrientes
Hospitales
Stations 8
Daily ridership

14,093 (2008)

23,852 (2009)[1] Increase.svg 41.4%
Operation
Opening 18 October 2007
Operator(s) Metrovías
Character Underground
Technical
Line length 5.5 km (3.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Catenary
Route map
Retiro Línea C (SBASE) bullet.svg Línea E (SBASE) bullet.svg Mainline rail interchange
Terminal de Ómnibus Bus interchange
Padre Mugica
planned
under construction
Facultad de Derecho
Las Heras
Santa Fe Línea D (SBASE) bullet.svg
Córdoba
Corrientes Línea B (SBASE) bullet.svg
Once Línea A (SBASE) bullet.svg
Venezuela
Humberto I Línea E (SBASE) bullet.svg
Inclán
Caseros
Parque Patricios
Hospitales
Sáenz Mainline rail interchange

Line H of the Buenos Aires Underground, is the first entirely new line built in Buenos Aires since the opening of Line E on 20 June 1944. The first phase, between Plaza Once and Caseros, opened 18 October 2007, currently it stretches over 5.5 km between stations Parque Patricios and Corrientes. According to projections, the line will stretch a total of about 11 km and will run from between Retiro to Nueva Pompeya once the remaining sections are constructed. It will connect the southern part of the city with the north improving the flow to the centre of the city. The line will be 11.85 km long from end to end. It is also designed to serve as a transversal line and provide cross-connections across all radial lines, mainly under the axis of Jujuy and Pueyrredón avenues.

Stations and connections[edit]

Stations in this line are slated to be named after tango musicians.

Francisco Canaro mural at Humberto 1º Station. (Mid-century Tango greats go hand in hand with vintage formations and deco styles of stations
Once Station
Entering Venezuela Station
Venezuela Station mural
At station
The fleets

Rolling stock[edit]

Caseros station with classic refurbished Orenstein & Koppel - Siemens-Schuckert formations
Interior view

Line H currently uses Orenstein & Koppel - Siemens-Schuckert train sets originally introduced in line C, electric current is supplied by overhead lines. The cars feature 42 seats and 4 doors per side.[2]

Chronology[edit]

  • 18 October 2007: Line H was inaugurated between Once and Caseros.
  • 6 December 2010: The line is extended northbound from Once to Corrientes.[3]
  • 4 October 2011: Parque Patricios station opened.
  • January 2012: Works in the extension towards Plaza Francia (North) and Nueva Pompeya (South) should begin.
  • 27 May 2013: Hospitales station opened.

Expansion plans[edit]

Line H is being extended. An initial extension to Corrientes station was inaugurated on Monday 6 December 2010.[4] A further extension to Parque Patricios was completed on 4 October 2011 and Hospitales station is due to open. Subterráneos de Buenos Aires announced, in August 2011, that Techint won the bid for the extension of the line.[5]

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