CHILE: Metro de Santiago has awarded Isolux Corsán a €75m, 28-month contract for the construction of a section of Santiago metro Line 3.

The scope of the agreement includes the boring of a 3·7 km tunnel under the Mapocho River using the new Austrian tunnelling method, as well as the construction of Hospitales, Puente Cal y Canto and Plaza de Armas stations.

Line 3 will be 22 km long with 18 stations and is due to open in June 2018. It has been designed for driverless operation with steel-wheeled rolling stock; CAF will supply and maintain 115 cars under a contract awarded in November 2013. A consortium of ETF and Colas Rail is to build and maintain track and catenary.