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Train of the Costa to Tiger
Escudo del tren de la Costa

 

 

 

 

 

Tren de la Costa

 

 

 

 

 

Estación Maipú del Tren de la Costa

 

 

 

 

 

Estación San Isidro

 

 

 

 

 

Estación Barrancas

 

 

 

 

 

Estación Punta Chica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catamarán del Parque de la Costa

 

 

 

 

 
Attractiveness Walk in a speedy electric train that already runs for roads legendary, most with view to the river of the Silver, their riverside forest and the beautiful delta. will see old and modern mansions on the ravines, beautiful beaches and you marinate and will be able to stop to travel important historical centers. The singularest in this train is the possibility to descend to visit - with the same ticket - all the stations that have been recycled in active commercial, cultural and gastronomic centers. The station Delta, next to the rivers Tiger and Luján, is the last one and it forms a group with the fabulous Park of the Costa that offers amusements for big and boys and voyages for the delta in an exclusive catamaran.
Each station has an office of information that gives information on the cultural and sport activities of the month.
There are facilities for passengers in seat of wheels who can travel including a companion free. The guard of the train is, in turn, agent of security.
The Walk until the delta, with the basic detentions, delays 3 h at least. With the same ticket you can leave the stations and to visit the surroundings. If opts to carry out a trip without descending this him insumirá 25 minutes.
 
Train of the Costa
 
In 1891, the company Railroad of Buenos Aires and Rosario enabled the Train of the First floor, called this way because her more important tract ran parallel and very next to the river of the Silver.
Later it passed at the hands of the Argentinean Central Railroad and, in the decade of 1950, to those of the Railroad Mitre.
A sector of the same one, Retiro-Mitre, it is today Metropolitan Railroads.
The Train of the First floor ran from the Terminal Retiro to the station Delta, in the Tiger.
In 1931, their English locomotives to vapor opened the way later to the electric traction and thirty years, the tract of 15 km that gave him name and fame was disabled for deficit.
Through the time several intents failed to rehabilitate it. The years of abandonment they deteriorated the stations and the surrounding properties strongly, except the station San Isidro that was repaired, and some tracts of the roads that the neighbors became gardens, like a continuation of their properties.
In 1990, the State called to public bid for the establishment of a rail service of passengers and the commercial and real estate exploitation of stations and lands.
The only offerer was the Commercial Society of the Silver, a managerial group that constituted the society anonymous Train of the Costa.
The name of the railroad reflects the fact that runs for the recovered tract of 15 km along the riverside of the river of the Silver.
The design of the project that included the reciclaje of eight stations and the construction of other three, has looked for to be adapted to the requirements of the users, putting special care in the aspects of transport, services, esparcimiento and insert in the surrounding means.
It crosses the municipalities of Vicente López, San Isidro, San Fernando and Tiger. The company adopted a system of light electric transport of air feeding, of great security for its control and capacity of having braked. The rolling team is of Spanish origin, composed by units with air conditioning, articulate and with capacity for 120 foot passengers and eighty seated. The suspension isolates noises and vibrations of the cars. It was inaugurated April 20 1995 with the President's presence Carlos Menem.
 
How to arrive
 
From the microcentro of Buenos Aires, the best option is to take the train of the brunch Mitre in the this ción Retiro. In 25 minutes it will arrive at the station Mitre ( only buys passage of going until that this ción). There, a bridge pedestrian place setting crosses on the avenue Maipú (at the 2300) and it connects with the homonymous station, the first of the Train of the Costa.
can buy their passage until the Tiger (station Delta) or intermediate stations. We recommend to only acquire going passage to leave open the option of returning directly from Tiger to Buenos Aires in another train.
 
Station Maipú
 
Its architectural style, of type brickmaker, looked for reminiscences of the classic construction rail Englishwoman. The glazing walls of the pedestrian bridge that it connects with the station Mitre allow a panoramic view of the avenue Maipú.

This bridge is, at the same time, patio of foods, in the station will find trade guided to cover the daily necessities, such as copies, it photographs, pharmacy and sport articles.

The train circulates for a viaduct of light design that doesn't block the traffic of the streets of the neighborhood of Olive trees. The first detention is in the Station Borges.
 
Station Borges
 
Beautifully recycled, the landscape is in their environment more intimista of the whole itinerary.

Their name reminds to the colonel Francisco Borges, Uruguayan that fought under Bartolomé's control Mitre. Crossing brick arcades seen, in a plazoleta to steps of the platform, will see the almost centennial former cinema York, called today Juan Carlos Altavista in homage to the Argentinean comic popularísimo - the character's creator Minguito - that was neighboring of Olive trees.

The traditional square of Olive trees is in the other address and, in front, the parochial church Jesus in the Orchard of the Olive trees, built in neo-Gothic style, with unconcluded towers, rosette and colorless vitraux, and facade covered with ivies climbers.

The residential neighborhood has streets paved, leafy groves and residences among those that highlight some chalet I am used Tudor.

Recapture the train. The next stop is the Station Liberator.
 
Station Liberator
 
It is one of the new stations and it was built on both sidewalks of the Liberator's Av., taking advantage of a fallow land and the building of a former factory.
The group is of great flight and rises on the avenue, the one that one observes in panoramic from the patio of foods.
In this station can go to the cinema, to make purchases in the supermarket and other trade and to visit rooms of exhibitions. From here to the station San Isidro is a path parallel aeróbica to the roads, sure and illuminated.
From here and until the end of the journey will see the river of the Silver from the train, appearing in open spaces or in brief asomos between the thickness of the foresta or the complex and diverse urban plot of the banks. The next detention is the Station Anchorena.
 
Station Anchorena
 
It takes John the Baptist name Anchorena, old proprietor of these lands, leaves of which it donated for the layout of the Train of the First floor.
Beside the old recycled station it is carried out a project of recovery of the coast called Walk of the Riverside, with sport port and a fluvial station with spectacular view to the river and the city of Buenos Aires. A pedestrian path takes to the jetty Anchorena. In the station will be able to rent bicycles and rollers the weekends.
Continuing the trip, from the train will sight to the left beautiful mansions with their gardens on the ravine. The following stop is the Station Ravines.
 
Station Ravines
 
From her will have access to an area of called windsurf Peru Beach, with complex sport and several very near restaurants to the roads.
In this station a picturesque fair of antique dealers that consists works of more than 70 positions.
When pulling up the train, toward the right will see the Reservation Ecological North Riverside, relicto of the forest mesopotámica in gallery.
This whole coast was covered in the past for dense sauzales, tipas, laurels and carnations of the air that served from habitat to chajáes, blue, larks and thrushes.
A little later on it will arrive at the spectacular Station San Isidro.
 
Station San Isidro
 
It is one of the most complete of the itinerary. San Isidro was known in the past as the Buenos Aires Versailles, because the high society went.

Today is also called National Capital of the Rugby. When getting off the train, almost on the platform, two stonemasons maintain multicolored flowers in any time of the year. In that of the right, a badge reminds the visit of the King from Spain, Juan Carlos I.
The old station - recycled today - the one that fewer suffered of deterioration was, since in 1983 it repaired it to him fairly and became the Theater of the Station, maintaining this character up to 1993. Today, that spirit reborns during the weekends, with clowns' shows, mimes, jugglers, zanquistas and musical groups.
Walk for the galleries open of the low plant, calefaccionadas in winter and ventilated in summer, with varied local commercial of good level. will find a supermarket, a living room auditory and a merry-go-round where the boys feel in musical instruments, a beautiful source, mechanical stairways and an elevator until the first floor. From the terrace will have a beautiful view of the abrupt square Mitre.
There are also four cinemas and commercial and gastronomic establishments, with spaces to eat outdoors, and a great living room of infantile entertainments.
The street leave the station and crossing toward the square Mitre to visit the Helmet. Historical of San Isidro.
From the station, it can cross for the pedestrian bridge and to continue Tiscornia down the street to lean out to the river of the Silver.
The train continues for the riverside to the recycled Station Small Tip, followed by the new Station New Marina.
This last one is located in a residential area of houses with boating, built in very low lands recovered to the river. Of the other side of the road, on the ravine the palace Sans Souci is sighted.
The next stop is the Station San Fernando.
 
Station San Fernando
 
In times of the colony, this was a well-known payment as San Fernando of the Good View.
Today, calls it to him Capital National of the Nautical one., in the past it was an area of recesses for the weekend picnic and programs with roasted and typical orchestras' tangos.
The housings, wooden and it plates, they were built on piles due to the growing ones; today they that-give few of them. The next stop is the Station Canal.
 
Station Canal
 
Here is the central position of operations of this railroad, connected by computer with each rolling unit. Toward the end of the journey, for the riverside of the city of Tiger, will see to the right the Market of Fruits.
The terminal possesses a splendid location on the river Tiger, there the Station Delta is
 
Station Delta
 
It is a great complex that contains the old recycled station and an enormous park of amusements and shows, the Park of the Costa.
From the station you consents to the Port of Foods, on the sector of the river Tiger.
The port is to few steps, from where catamarans that navigate for the delta weigh anchor; one of these; it is exclusive for passengers that travel in the Train of the Costa. can also walk for Tiger.
 
Where to eat lunch in Train of the Costa
 
The offer is concentrated on the stations Maipú. Borges, Liberator, San Isidro and Delta.
From the station, for a gangplank with access for mechanical stairway, you can enter to the Park of the Costa.
 
Park of the Costa
 
It is a splendid park of amusements, of 15 there is of surface, adjacent to the station Delta and connected with her.
It is a full place of surprises, disturbing in some sectors and you calm in other, all in the mark of the insular landscape skirted by the rivers Luján and Tiger, and the channel Patiño.
Their spaces are decked out with towers, terraces, jetties, pergolas, gangplanks, awnings and marquees, all designed in the style victory-no that it characterized to the Delta at the beginning of century.
For live shows, it has 11.000 towns distributed in two amphitheaters, a circus without animals and three theaters.
The Source of Waters Dancers and the Screen of Water, a beautiful music combination and light are in the center of the park, with great movement and volume.
The carrousel, dance of the cups, Russian mountain and a sinnúmero of other mechanical attractions and games summon to young and boys. They are also carried out continually outdoors shows. will be able to leave the park the times that wants it in the same day: to the exit they will seal him the entrance. Who arrive in automobile they have a parking beach with 5.000 squares (you charges access). A bus of two floors, original English Leylanc, transports from there until the park entrance and from this to the parking.
 
Where to eat
 
In the station Delta this the Port of Foods, in terraces on the river, with local of self-service. In the sector of the river Luján, toward the interior of the park, is the areas dedicated to restaurants of specialties.
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