Retiro railway station

Retiro is the name of a railway station complex in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that includes three main terminal train stations (Retiro-Mitre, Retiro-Belgrano and Retiro-San Martín) and two terminal subway stations (Retiro of Line C and Retiro of Line E).

Retiro
Inter-city & Commuter rails
RETIRO aerea.jpg
Aerial view of the Retiro Mitre (center) and Retiro Belgrano (right); the platforms of Retiro San Martín are visible at the far right
LocationRamos Mejía Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinates34°35′29″S 58°22′29″W / 34.59139°S 58.37472°W / -34.59139; -58.37472Coordinates: 34°35′29″S 58°22′29″W / 34.59139°S 58.37472°W / -34.59139; -58.37472
Owned byGovernment of Argentina
Operated byTrenes Argentinos
Ferrovías
Line(s)Mitre
Belgrano
San Martín
Platforms19
ConnectionsSubte Línea C (SBASE) bullet.svg Línea E (SBASE) bullet.svg
Bus terminus
Other information
Fare zoneRetiro, Buenos Aires
History
OpenedAugust 1, 1915; 105 years ago (1915-08-01)
ElectrifiedMitre only

The complex is named after the neighborhood where it is located, Retiro. It is close to Retiro Bus Terminal Station, the country´s biggest bus terminal.

OverviewEdit

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.

ServicesEdit

Commuter railEdit

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:

Long-distanceEdit

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.

From the Retiro San Martín station trains depart to Rufino station in Santa Fe Province.[1][2]

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Retiro train station at Wikimedia Commons