Retiro railway station
|Inter-city & Commuter rails|
Aerial view of the Retiro Mitre (center) and Retiro Belgrano (right); the platforms of Retiro San Martín are visible at the far right
|Location||Ramos Mejía Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Owned by||Government of Argentina|
|Operated by||Trenes Argentinos |
|Fare zone||Retiro, Buenos Aires|
|Opened||August 1, 1915|
Retiro Station (Estación Retiro in Spanish) is the name given to three railway termini located in the Retiro district of Buenos Aires: Retiro Mitre, Retiro Belgrano and Retiro San Martín. The stations are the termini of the Mitre, Belgrano and San Martín Railways respectively. It is near Retiro bus station, the largest bus terminal in the country.
The stations are very close to the Retiro bus station (Terminal de Omnibus), the principal long-distance bus terminal in Buenos Aires. The complex is also accessible by the C line of the Buenos Aires Metro system and by numerous local public bus services. The stations will also be accessible by both Line E and Line H of the metro once their extensions are complete.
Three stations are located opposite Plaza San Martín, a large park.
Retiro is the largest railway complex in Buenos Aires and more commuter trains arrive and depart from here than in any other station in the city. As of 2015, the following companies operate regular services to the suburbs of Buenos Aires along three principal lines:
- Mitre service calling at José León Suárez (General San Martín Partido), Tigre, and Bartolomé Mitre along its three branches. Long-distance services to Rosario and Tucumán cities. Both operated by Trenes Argentinos.
- Belgrano Norte service to Villa Rosa (Pilar Partido). Operated by private company Ferrovías.
- San Martín service calling at Villa Devoto, El Palomar, Caseros and Pilar, amongst others. Operated by Trenes Argentinos.
In addition to its status as the hub of an extensive commuter railway network, Retiro stations are also the terminus of a few long-distance passenger services which provide access to cities in the north and west of the country. As of 2015, state-owned Trenes Argentinos manages long-distance services to the cities of Córdoba, Tucumán and Rosario. Those services had been run by defunct company Ferrocentral.
- "Después de más de dos décadas volvió el tren de pasajeros a Rufino", Cronica Ferroviaria, 2 March 2015
- "Mañana vuelve el tren a Rufino", La Capital, 27 Feb 2015
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