Barrio Vila railway station

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Barrio Vila
Inter-city
Estación Barrio Vila 1.jpg
Station building and platform (2006).
Location Rosario
Argentina
Coordinates 32°56′29.26″S 60°42′27.79″W / 32.9414611°S 60.7077194°W / -32.9414611; -60.7077194Coordinates: 32°56′29.26″S 60°42′27.79″W / 32.9414611°S 60.7077194°W / -32.9414611; -60.7077194
Owned by Government of Argentina
Operated by NCA
Line(s) Mitre
Construction
Disabled access 1977; 40 years ago (1977)
History
Opened April 1891

Barrio Vila is a railway station in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. It is located in the west of the city, in the neighbourhood of Belgrano. The station is currently managed by private company Nuevo Central Argentino which runs freight trains on the line.

History[edit]

Nicasio Vila.

The station was opened in April 1891 in the Eloy Palacios town by British-owned Central Argentine Railway, as part of the line from Ludueña (Rosario) to Peyrano (at the border with Buenos Aires Province). The town had been founded by Nicasio Vila, an entrepreneur owner of "Compañía de Tramways del Oeste", a horse tramway company.[1] The tramway company built the line from Rosario with Eloy Palacios.[2]

In 1906, the municipality of Rosario changed the town's name to "Barrio Vila", the same than the railway station built by the Central Argentine.[2]

After the railway nationalization in 1949, the station was managed by the General Bartolomé Mitre Railway division of Ferrocarriles Argentinos.[2]

In 1977 Barrio Vila station was closed, as almost all passenger services were eliminated.[3] Like other stations of the former Mitre Railway, it is maintained nowadays by Nuevo Central Argentino.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homenaje a los Pioneros" (PDF). Rosario Cultura. 
  2. ^ a b c "Estación Barrio Vila". Horizonte Ferroviario. 28 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Historia Ferroviaria de Rosario: Los Pioneros (1854-1889)". Asociación Rosarina Amigos del Riel. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009.