Consultant Arup has been appointed by Metro de Santiago to lead the concept design of 11 stations in the Chilean capital.
The scope of the project covers some of the most challenging stations on two new lines being built by the operator – Lines 3 and 6 – and the work will involve creating interchanges with existing lines on the metro network.
Metro de Santiago already boasts the most extensive metro system in South America and the project to add Lines 3 and 6 will extend the reach of the network by some 28 stations and 37km in total. The work will also add capacity to some of the busiest existing metro lines when the new lines open in 2016 / 2017.
According to Arup project director and global leader of interchange design Leszek Dobrovolsky, Arup’s team will face interesting technical and design challenges because the new lines will run deeper than the existing network.
The scope of Arup’s work covers station planning, tunnel and station ventilation, fire engineering, passenger movement analysis, and optimisation of passenger experience.