The Ferrocarril Central railroad will define a new era in Uruguay’s rail transport. This project, promoted by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Engineering, will repair and renew 273 km of railroad that links the city of Paso de los Toros with Montevideo port.
The project represents an evolution in freight and passenger transport in Uruguay, which will be faster, safer, and more economical.
The Grupo Via Central (GVC) consortium, led by Sacyr, also involving Uruguayan firms Saceem and Berkes, and the French firm NGE, is responsible for financing, designing, building over the course of 3 years, repairing and maintaining the railroad for a period of 18 years.
The railroad engineering works are creating around 1,400 direct jobs and benefit more than 2,800 people linked to commerce and services. Furthermore, the new infrastructure will have a positive impact on the growth of farming, forestry, and industrial production.