Retiro Belgrano railway station
Retiro Station (Belgrano Railway) (Estación Retiro (Ferrocarril Belgrano) in Spanish) is a railway terminus in the Buenos Aires central business district in Argentina, located in the district of Retiro, opposite Plaza San Martín, a large public square. It is part of the Retiro station complex.
Facade of the building, with the dome visible.
|Location||Avenida Ramos Mejía 1430|
|Owned by||Government of Argentina|
(under construction: )
Retiro San Martín
|Fare zone||Retiro, Buenos Aires|
Retiro Belgrano is the terminus for the General Belgrano Railway and is adjacent to the Retiro bus station (Terminal de Omnibus), the principal long-distance bus terminal in Buenos Aires, the Retiro Mitre station of Mitre Railway, and the Retiro San Martín station of the San Martín Railway. The complex is accessible by the C line of the Buenos Aires Metro system and by numerous local public bus services.
Retiro Belgrano has three entrances, the main one on Ramos Mejía avenue, another next to the main entrance (on the same avenue) and a lateral one (on Padre Mujica street, at the east).
The building was built by the British Córdoba Central Railway that originally connected the cities of Rosario and Córdoba until in 1903 the Government allowed the company to extend its network to Buenos Aires, from north to south. In 1906 trains reached Villa Rosa in Pilar Partido and finally arriving in Buenos Aires in 1912. The terminal station, designed by architects Faure Dujarric and Robert Prentice, was remodeled and enlarged in 1914. One floor and a dome with a clock were added to the original construction. The building style has remained to present days.
In 2011 the station was remodeled, repairing the external masonry, facade and dome.
- "Historia de las estaciones terminales Retiro", Arcón de Buenos Aires
- "Renovación y puesta en valor de estaciones terminales de ferrocarriles", Secretaría de Transporte
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