On line 4, it starts this Monday, April 18, while on lines 2 and 5, Monday, May 2. The operational measure makes it possible to increase the transport offer and reduce travel times for travellers.
Starting this Monday, April 18 on line 4 and later on Monday, May 2 on lines 2 and 5, the Santiago Metro will restore the express route, which consists of a system of alternating train stops at stations at two travel routes, Green and Red.
This operational measure, interrupted on October 20, 2019, will resume its usual schedule from Monday to Friday, in the morning, between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.; and in the afternoon, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
“The Santiago Metro, echoing what many of our users of lines 2, 4 and 5 have been asking for, will begin tomorrow the return of the “Express Route” on these three lines, which allows trains not to stop at all stations and which, in this way, passengers can have a shorter journey time to their different destinations. Secondly, this measure increases transport capacity, since each of the trains will make more turns per hour, which will allow our trip to be a little more comfortable. The reapplication of this operational strategy in the metro aims to make public transport an increasingly attractive alternative for those of us who opt for it on a daily basis”, underlined the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz.
“Today we have good news for our passengers on Lines 2, 4 and 5, as we will resume operating the Express Route, the alternative stopping system with Red Route and Green Route stations that we had in service until October 2019 and on which our passengers had consulted us through our various communication channels.We invite everyone to inform themselves on our social networks and our website so that they remember the color from their stations and can plan their trips in advance,” said Metro General Manager Rubén Alvarado.
The measure responds to the resumption of traffic levels – around two million daily trips – necessary for the Express Route to contribute to the journey of users. The advantages of the Express Route are, on the one hand, the increase in the transport offer; and also the reduction in journey times, mainly for those who make long journeys and especially from terminal to terminal.
Stations with express routes on lines 2, 4 and 5
On line 2 the green stations are El Parrón, Departamental, San Miguel, Rondizzoni, Toesca, Cerro Blanco and Einstein, while the red stations are Ciudad del Niño, Lo Vial, El Llano, Parque O’Higgins, Patronato, Cemeteries and Dorsal.
Meanwhile, line 2 stations with stops in both colours, called Common Station, are La Cisterna, Lo Ovalle, Franklin, Los Héroes, Santa Ana, Puente Cal y Canto, Zapadores and Vespucio Norte.
On line 4, the green stations are Colón, Simón Bolívar, Grecia, Quilín, Rojas Magallanes, San José de la Estrella and Protectora de la Infancia, while the red stations are Príncipe de Gales, Los Orientales, Los Presidentes. , Las Torres, Trinidad, Los Quillayes and Las Mercedes.
The common stations of line 4 are Tobalaba, Francisco Bilbao, Plaza Egaña, Macul, Vicuña Mackenna, Vicente Valdés, Elisa Correa, Hospital Sótero del Río and Plaza Puente Alto.
On line 5, the green stations are Pedrero, Camino Agrícola, Rodrigo de Araya, Santa Isabel, Cumming, Gruta de Lourdes, Lo Prado, Las Parcelas and Del Sol, while the red stations are Mirador, San Joaquín, Carlos Valdovinos, Parque Bustamante, Quinta Normal, Blanqueado, Barrancas, Monte Tabor and Santiago Bueras.
The common stations of line 5 are Vicente Valdés, Bellavista de La Florida, Ñuble, Irarrázaval, Baquedano, Bellas Artes, Plaza de Armas, Santa Ana, San Pablo, Pudahuel, Laguna Sur and Plaza de Maipú.
For more information on the Express Route, we invite our passengers to consult our website: https://www.metro.cl/el-viaje/ruta-expresa
Mandatory use in the use of the mask in the metro
Since last Thursday April 14, the “We continue to take care of ourselves, Step by Step” plan has determined changes for the use of the mask in open places. In this sense, Minister Juan Carlos Muñoz pointed out that “as determined and disseminated by the Ministry of Health, the use of this tool will continue to be mandatory in closed spaces such as public transport and in outdoor places, where it is not possible to maintain a distance of one meter between people. Our call is to continue care and prevention, because the task of moving forward in this pandemic requires everyone’s collaboration.”