CHILE: Following an announcement by President Sebastián Piñera that construction of Santiago metro lines 3 and 6 would start in 2012, Metro Santiago issued a tender for project management and technical assistance on June 13. Submissions are due by July 28.

Line 3 would be 21·2 km long with 18 stations running from Américo Vespucio in the northwest to Tobalaba, while Line 6 would be 15·4 km long with 10 stations linking Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Cerrillos to Vitacura. The automated lines would be fitted with platform screen doors.