Line F (Buenos Aires Underground)
Network with F line complete
|System||Buenos Aires Underground|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Line F is a planned addition to the Buenos Aires Underground. After some delays, the budget was announced in 2015 for the first phase of construction from Constitución to Córdoba at a total cost of between 700 and 800 million dollars. As of 2015, it is not yet known if construction will be done as a turnkey project or build to order, however construction is due to start in 2016.
The line is set to be the most modern in the network, using automatic trains, a Communications-based train control system like the one being installed on Line C, and Platform screen doors. The line is also expected to have the highest ridership figures when compared to the existing lines.
Currently, the second phase of the development is still being defined, since a new railway station is being considered to compliment Retiro railway station, and if Line F is to have access to it, it would mean altering the trajectory of the northern part of the route to connect with Line H further north at the proposed station.
Line E ghost stations
In 2006, it was evaluated whether the two Line E ghost stations (San José vieja and Constitución) could be used as the southern point of Line F, considering they overlapped the line's trajectory. However, it was later decided that Line F would use a completely new tunnel with new stations given the frequency the line is expected to have.
|P. Italia - Constitución|
- Aprobaron el presupuesto de SBASE para 2015 - EnElSubte, 24 April 2015
- Piccardo anuncia la construcción de la línea F - EnElSubte, 27 April 2015
- Confirman proyecto para desviar la línea F a Facultad de Derecho - EnElSubte, 25 November 2014.
- Michetti resucita el polémico proyecto Retiro Norte - EnElSubte, 23 April 2015
- Realizarán estudios en Constitución para ubicar la cabecera de la línea F - 1 August 2011
- Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (Official Page) New Lines
- Buenos Aires Ciudad (Official Government Page) Nuevas Líneas: F, G and I (Spanish)
- System map