Sbase, the organising authority for the Buenos Aires metro, has launched a tender for a consultant to develop the technical specifications for the future metro Line F, which will be fully automated and will link the Palermo district in the north and Barracas district in the south of the city.
As a first step, the consultant will be required to analyse the original blueprint for the line and propose any alternatives. This step will include the layout, accessibility, passenger circulation and evacuation, etc. Then the consultant will need to prepare the tenders for the line including the technical specifications for construction. Power, signalling and communications, as well as rolling stock, will be included in the tender preparation.
Line F will be 12km long and will have 13 stations (11 underground and two elevated). Stations will be equipped with platform screen doors. The line is expected to carry approximately 600.000 passengers per day. The estimated cost for construction is 2m US dollars.
The new line will be the first to use a tunnel boring machine for construction.
Source: City of Buenos Aires