Retiro Train Station in Buenos Aires is the main railway station in the city, located next to the main bus station, with local lines Mitre, Belgrano, and San Martin, as well as routes to destinations all over the country.
The train station is a French architecture style building, designed by British architects Eustace L. Conder, Roger Conder, and Sydney G. Follet, classified today as a national monument, which was completed back in 1915.
PHOTO: A view to the classic facade of the Retiro station, as seen from Avenida Ramos Mejía, close to the Torre Monumental.
PHOTO: Retiro facade, as seen towards the Retiro bus station (Terminal de Omnibus) on the background, from where buses depart towards, for example, to Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls and to São Paulo (in Brazil).
Retiro, which is today one of the country’s busiest train stations, was built from 1909-1915, so that most of the steel framing was done in Liverpool, England, from where they were imported and reassembled in Argentina.
Retiro is the city’s biggest train station for local trains, used by the following companies:
- UGOFE (Linea San Martín)
- Trenes de Buenos Aires (Linea Mitre)
- Ferrovías (Linea Belgrano Norte)
In addition to the local trains, Retiro is also an important hub for long distance trains, especially to the country’s northern and western regions.
Of the long distance train companies, the following operate out of Retiro:
- Ferrocentral: two weekly trains to Córdoba and one weekly train to Tucumán
- Trenes de Buenos Aires: one weekly train to Santa Fé
- Ferrobaires: daily train to Junín