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Ferrocentral

Ferrocentral is a private railway company in Argentina, its name being a combination of the Spanish words for "Central Rail." It operates long-distance passenger trains from its base at Retiro Station in Buenos Aires to several locations in northern Argentina. All of the train routes managed by Ferrocentral were previously operated by Ferrocarriles Argentinos, the country's now-defunct national passenger railroad corporation. After the privatisation of Ferrocarriles Argentinos starting in 1991, many train services across Argentina were indefinitely discontinued. Since the year 2005, however, Ferrocentral was formed and has successfully resurrected some passenger lines.

A map of Ferrocentral's current passenger train operations

As of 2006, Ferrocentral operates the following passenger train services:

  • Buenos Aires to Rosario (6 hours, twice weekly in each direction)
  • Buenos Aires to Córdoba, via Rosario and Villa María (14 hours, twice weekly each way)
  • Buenos Aires to Tucumán and points between (24–25 hours, twice weekly each way)
  • Villa María to Córdoba and points between (3 hours, 2-3 times weekly in each direction)

Most trains operate in the late night and early morning hours as the rail lines are used for transporting cargo during the daytime.

External links

  • Ferrocentral, S.A. - Official website
  • Satélite Ferroviario - contains extensive train schedule information for Argentina, including Ferrocentral timetables
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