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Central railway

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Early Works
Current Stage: Awaiting construction decision
Start: 11/2018
Completion: 04/2019
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 04/2019
Completion: 07/2021
In operation
Project Details


The Central Railway project is a significant step in the framework of the transport infrastructure program the country is developing to strengthen its logistics platform, for its complementarities with the truck and the port system and its influence in the territory as a viability factor of productive enterprises, due to the greater competitiveness and sustainability. In addition, this project will support territorial cohesion, promoting social inclusion and enhanced life quality. The project involves the design, finance, construction and maintenance of the railway. It includes an initial dual carriageway of 26 kilometers, a dozen secondary roads for railroad crossings, a section for industrial access and several bridges. This infrastructure will allow the transport of 4.5Mt/y in the central corridor of the country, connecting the inland from the north with Montevideo to a competitive deepwater export port, increasing the export competitiveness of the national industry, while developing the traffic of passengers. This project is part of the development of Uruguay in the Agribusiness sector and as a regional logistics hub.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Central railway
Project Type
Rail line
Development Phase
Awaiting construction decision
Project Status
Project Capacity
273  km (kilometers)  Rail line
US$ 825mn
Completion Date

The railway will go from Paso de los Toros in the Tacuarembó department, to Montevideo in the namesake department. 

* The coordinates indicated on the map represent an intermediate point between the start and end of the project.

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Project Manager
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National Director of Planning and Logistics
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