Chile’s Metro de Santiago has launched three tenders as part of the construction of the US$2.78bn No. 3 and No. 6 subway lines, according to notices published by Metro in local media.
- The first tender is for the construction of metro line 6 stations Cerrillos, Lo Valledor and Club Hípico. Tender documents will be on sale from August 14-22, with bids due on October 29.
- Metro has also tendered the construction of maintenance yards and garages for the US$1.72bn metro line 3. Tender documents will be on sale from August 5-13, with bids due on October 30.
- The third tender is for civil works on line 3 and the connection to line 5, with tender documents for sale from August 6-14 and bids due on October 15.
About the Project: Metro line 6 will cross the capital city from southwestern district Cerrillos to eastern district Providencia, connecting to lines 1 and 4 and serving some 1.2 million people. The boroughs to benefit are Cerrillos, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Santiago, San Miguel, San Joaquín, Ñuñoa, Providencia and Las Condes. The new line which will run 15.3km and include 12 new stations. Line 3 will be 22km in length with 18 new stations, and will run parallel to existing line 1, connecting the north and western ends of Santiago. Line 3 will be operational in 2017-18. The new line will benefit the communes of Independencia, Huechuraba and Conchalí, serving some 660,000 residents.