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A new trip in Metrotranvía

For work, study or for a walk. Mendocinos make the trip on this urban train just to enjoy their ride. Quite a novelty.


The youngest Mendoza. Millennials, centennials or, simply, the less gray ones we have tired of listening to stories and anecdotes about the old trains that walked or passed through our province. And, as always, believing that every time spent was better. So, taking a train trip was a whole mystery we wanted to reveal until the Metrotransvía arrived in Mendoza. Perhaps readers from other cities in the country or around the world do not understand it. Because they were probably born in cities or countries where the train is common. But not here. That's why we have the  Metrotranvia, the only train that runs through our city  and, as such,  we venerate it .

 Its construction 

In 2009, work began on the tracks already drawn and installed, and which were abandoned, of the old Ferrocarril San Martín. This is  from the town of Gutierrez, in Maipú, to the City of Mendoza . ( Recently, the last stage that extends the route to the department of Las Heras was recently inaugurated  .)

Finally, it was inaugurated in 2012. People and passengers from the departments of Maipú, Godoy Cruz, Ciudad and Las Heras were totally grateful because they were offered a new means of transport, alternative to the traditional collective, and a little  faster .

In total there are 11 formations that travel through the 18 kilometers of travel, from Maipú to Las Heras.  It has 24 stations and the terminals are Gutiérrez Station and Parador Avellaneda.  

It is also important to mention that the idea of the State is to get the service to the international airport and thus offer another way to enter the City for tourists.

 The path 

As has been explained, the Metrotranvía and its tracks were built on the existing tracks of a train service that operated in yesteryear. That is why it does not end up being a fully efficient transport service, as demographic growth has led to large cities and conglomerates to stay very far from any of the stops that make up the route.

However, it is important to mark that the stops are correctly located to establish  transshipment with the bus service, as well as to take some of the  bicycles from the  municipal terminals  and complete our trip on two wheels.

Finally, it is important to know that the total journey between the start station and the terminal station is 45 minutes on average. On the other hand, it should be noted that the price of the ticket, at this time, is  18 pesos and is paid with the Red Bus card   . 

Publication Date: 11/01/2020

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