Metro de Santiago awarded Systra a contract for the basic design for rail systems, workshops and rolling stock for the Line 7.
The project envisages the construction of a 26-km line running east to west, partly parallel with line 1.
The line will enter services in 2026 and it is expected to relieve it of around 10,000 passengers per day.
Starting 2026, Santiago network should consist of 176 km of track and 163 stations. Line 7 is the first project in a new phase of expansion for the Santiago metro over the next 8 years, that will see the construction of 3 new lines and 4-line extensions.
The bid contained a twofold challenge. “Firstly, we are going to have to work to very tight deadlines, as the basic civil engineering started a year early. Also, price was an essential factor for our client, forcing us to produce fast, well and with as little iterations as possible”, emphasised Hervé Laurain, Managing Director Hispanic America.