Alameda Railway station in Santiago.

Alameda railway station is the point of arrival and departure for all trains entering Santiago.

Alameda railway station is the point of arrival and departure for all trains entering Santiago.

The Alameda railway station serves for the EFE  and Metrotren services for those heading to the south of Chile. This colossal metal structure one of the most recognizable buildings of Santiago, was declared National Monument in 1983, was idea of the senator Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna, inspired by some station that he saw in Paris. The proposal was accepted and, in 1885, the French company Creuzot carried out the company following the design of French architect Gustav Eiffel.

The materials for the new Central station arrived at Chile in several ships departing from France. The metallic structure, made entirely in that country, had to be transferred in parts and that great mekano was assembled and ready in December of 1897. Nevertheless, the enclosure had been inaugurated in October of that same year. The assembly of that structure was finished in 1900, the one that stays until today. The present section goes from Santiago to Puerto Varas city, in a 621,37 miles route.

Is located in Libertador Bernardo O’higgins 3170 in the commune of Estacion Central and the tickets can be purchased on the same station or in the site www.efe.cl .



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