Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/12/03

The Tecnotren

(The) Tecnotren. What is it? Tecnotren is the name of both the company and the railbuses which it manufactures. The company is based in El Talar, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It can reach speeds of up to 40 km/h and it runs on a 1.7 diesel engine. It’s low floor and bidirectional.

  It runs through the city of Paraná

…the city of La Plata

 …And as a local mean of transport within the Tecnópolis Science Park ( Province of Buenos Aires).

This early version (?) of the Tecnotren is perhaps not the prettiest railbus you’ve seen. It’s kind of rugged but it’s functional as it serves its purpose. I hope they improve the design. In a country where modern mass transit is almost exclusive to the cities of Buenos Aires and Mendoza, it is a bliss that this Tecnotren is starting to roll through other towns and cities. I personally just hope they get better on the design part.

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