Barrio Vila railway station
Station building and platform (2006).
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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.
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. The tramway company built the line from Rosario with Eloy Palacios.
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.
In 1977 Barrio Vila station was closed, as almost all passenger services were eliminated. Like other stations of the former Mitre Railway, it is maintained nowadays by Nuevo Central Argentino.
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