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Ferrocarril General Roca

 

Ferrocarril General Roca


Ferrocarril General Roca (FCCR), named after the former Argentine president Julio Argentino Roca, was one of the six state-owned Argentine railway companies formed after President Juan Perón's nationalisation of the railway network in 1948. The six companies were managed by Ferrocarriles Argentinos which was later broken up during the process of railway privatisation beginning in 1991 during Carlos Menem's presidency.

FCCR incorporated the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway, the southern section of the French-owned Ferrocarril Rosario y Puerto Belgrano and Ferrocarriles del Estado, including the Central Chubut Railway which had been nationalised in 1920 and Ferrocarriles Patagónicos.

The principal lines departed from Estación Constitución in Buenos Aires to the south through the provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Neuquén and Río Negro.

Track gauge Broad gauge

FCCR is in disuse since the mid-eighties to the present and many gears and pathways have been stolen. The stations are usually abandoned or taken by families

Suburban branch

In the metropolitan sector of the City of Buenos Aires the Línea Roca operates from the city-centre terminus of Estación Constitución south to Alejandro Korn, Cañuelas, and La Plata, and west to Haedo.


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