The Ferrocarril Central de Uruguay recently began the dynamic traffic testing phase and is very close to reaching its conclusion.
We take a closer look at this infrastructure through the perspective of David Allende, head of the Technical Office of the consortium Grupo Vía Central (GVC), who details in the video some of the most notable aspects of the Central Railroad.
The Ferrocarril Central de Uruguay renovates the route that connects the country's interior with the port of Montevideo along a total of 273 km of railway (including branches). The new infrastructure will have a positive impact on the growth of agricultural, forestry, and industrial production in Uruguay.
The Ferrocarril Central railroad will define a new era in Uruguay’s rail transport. This project, promoted by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Engineering, will repair and renew 273 km of railroad that links the city of Paso de los Toros with Montevideo port.
The project represents an evolution in freight and passenger transport in Uruguay, which will be faster, safer, and more economical.
The Grupo Via Central (GVC) consortium, led by Sacyr, also involving Uruguayan firms Saceem and Berkes, and the French firm NGE, is responsible for financing, designing, building over the course of 3 years, repairing and maintaining the railroad for a period of 18 years.
The railroad engineering works are creating around 3.100 jobs (direct and indirect) and impacts more than 2,800 people linked to commerce and services. Furthermore, the new infrastructure will have a positive impact on the growth of farming, forestry, and industrial production.