Chaguaramas-Las Mercedes-Cabruta railway line
Start of works:
The Chaguaramas-Las Mercedes-Cabruta railway line, which is 201 km long, is part of a more extensive modal transport network for goods and passengers which will promote the social and economic development of the country, especially the southern regions.
The project involves the definitive design plan; the construction of the civil works (tunnels, viaducts, bridges, terrepleins, and various minor and drainage works); stations, exchange stations, buildings, laboratories and sheds; and the installation of the railway line.
The new section starts from the town of Chaguaramas, passes through the area of La Mercedes and Santa Rita before reaching the town of Cabruta. In order to satisfy the passenger and goods requirements, there are plans to construct intermediate stations at Chaguaramas, Las Mercedes, Mejo, Santa Rita, Arrecife and Cabruta, as well as the terminal station of Cabruta.
The new twin-rail section complies with international standards, with the international gauge of 1.435 m and maximum gradient of 1.8%.
|MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:|
|Concrete: 111.000 m³|
|Embankment: 22.000.000 m³|
|Excavation: 39.000.000 m³|