Santiago Metro Line 4A
|Santiago Metro Line 4A|
|System||Santiago Metro, Transantiago|
|Termini||La Cisterna station
Vicuña Mackenna station
|Daily ridership||56,400 (2015)|
|Opened||November 30, 2005|
|Owner||Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro S.A.|
|Operator(s)||Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro S.A.|
|Rolling stock||Alstom NS-74 and NS-93|
|Track length||7.7 km (4.8 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Operating speed||80 km/h (50 mph)|
Santiago Metro Line 4A is one of the five lines that currently make up the Santiago Metro network in Santiago, Chile. It has 6 stations and 7.7 km of track. The line intersects with Line 2 at La Cisterna station, and with Line 4 at Vicuña Mackenna station and acts as a link between these two lines. Its distinctive colour on the network line map is light blue.
In 2015, Line 4A accounted for only 3.1% of all trips made on the metro system with a daily ridership of 56,400; it is the least used line in the system since it does not serve the city centre.
Line 4A was originally conceived as a branch of Line 4, but their tracks are not connected. It was inaugurated by President Michelle Bachelet and opened to the public on August 16, 2006. It runs between La Cisterna station and Vicuña Mackenna station.
On November 29, 2010 Santiago Metro workers struck, halting the service for 17 days. The strike caused major over-crowding on bus services as passengers used them as an alternative to their daily metro rides.
Echeverría: The Ghost Station
Echeverría station, built but never opened to the public, is located between La Cisterna station and San Ramón station on the junction of Blas Vial street and Maria Vial in the commune of La Cisterna. The station remains partially built, with the platforms and footbridge across the highway already finished.
The station has never been completed due to the low density of residents in this area, although it could be finished and opened to the public if the population density increased.
The line may be extended in the future to Del Sol station to connect with Line 5. The trench where the extension would run has already been built between the two lanes of the Autopista Vespucio Sur highway, ready for the extension to be laid down if the population were to increase in that part of the city. If built, the extension would serve the communes of La Cisterna, Lo Espejo, Cerrillos and Maipú.
Communes served by Line 4
This line serves the following Santiago communes from south to north:
- Stations running from east to west
|Vicuña Mackenna - Autopista Vespucio Sur esq. Julio Vildosola|
|Santa Julia - Autopista Vespucio Sur/Santa Julia|
|La Granja - Autopista Vespucio Sur/Coronel|
|Santa Rosa - Autopista Vespucio Sur/Av. Santa Rosa|
|San Ramón - Autopista Vespucio Sur/Av. La Bandera|
|La Cisterna - Autopista Vespucio Sur/Av. José Miguel Carrera|
Line 4A data sheet
- Terminal Communes: La Cisterna – La Florida
- Track: Avenida Americo Vespucio Sur, 6 stations
- Construction Method: Underground
- Opening Date: August 2006
- Trabajadores del Metro llegan a acuerdo y deponen huelga (in Spanish) www.biobiochile.cl November 16, 2010 Gabriela Ulloa, Constanza Atlagich Retrieved May 2, 2013
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