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Estacion Alameda opened in 1885, with the building designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1897, and its metallic structure built by the French firm Scheider of Le Creusot. It was declared National Monument in 1983 by the government,[1] protected by law against being demolished or remodeled. It has long been a reference point for travellers and locals; it is so well known that it gave the name to the municipality and commune where it is located, Estación Central.

It has experienced a revival as the government railway Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado has been modernized to restore the bygone appeal for train travel. These efforts have met with moderate success.

It is an important hub for public transportation, with a Santiago Metro station and three intercity bus terminals within walking distance. Many local bus lines stop at the station and a medium-sized shopping center is adjacent.

The nearby San Borja Bus Terminal is within walking distance and connected by a medium-sized complex of shopping centers.

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Comments (13)

Patricia Santini on February 19, 2013

Tery, information about Estación Central (railway station ))

Itallica on February 20, 2013

MUCHAS gracias Paty

cindy555 on February 20, 2013

Very nice Tery and LIKED Best wishes Marion

Adem Dogan on February 20, 2013

Very class Picture.. LIKE

Best Regards. Adem Dogan

Ghiocela on February 20, 2013

Very interesting, Tery! LIKE!

Itallica on February 20, 2013

Hi Marion, Simona and Adem

Thank you for the kind remarks

Caio, tery

KWO Tsoumenis on February 22, 2013

Beautiful moment and photo, LIKE

Regards, Kostas

Valerio Manassero on February 23, 2013

Interesting shot! LIKE + Fav! Greetings from Italy!

Norrel on February 24, 2013

Nice building, Tery. I build stations in The Netherlands, but we don't build them as beautiful as this one anymore.

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on February 25, 2013

Very nice composition ,Like ,,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

Itallica on February 27, 2013

Thank you KOSTS, VALERIO, NORREL & IJAZ for your kind remarks.

NORREL - you will have to work on changing/improving that :)

Imre Lakat on February 28, 2013

Great photo, I really like it.

Like & Fav !

Best regards and wishing a nice day, Imre Lakat

Itallica on April 5, 2013

Thank yu Imre

Best regards, tery

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