ARGENTINIAN President Mauricio Macri opened the first of three new elevated sections of commuter railway being built in the capital Buenos Aires on May 10.
According to Mr Macri it is the first new railway viaduct built in a century to open in the city.
The lines are being elevated on concrete viaducts to remove level crossings on major roads, reducing the risk of trains colliding with vehicles and lessening traffic congestion.
The first section to reopen as an elevated line is a 3.9km-long section of the 1,676mm-gauge, double-track third rail electrified Retiro Mitre to Tigre line.
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