The Santiago Metro is a Chilean railway network that serves the people across the Santiago city located in Chile. It considered as one of the most innovative and modern networks in the complete Latin America. Also, it is the largest one after the Metropolitan System of Sao Paulo and Mexico City Metro. On the other hand, this network comes on the 7th position regarding frequency globally. It consists of 107 stations, 118 kilometers route, and six lines. The operator of this service is state-owned Metro S.A. As of 2017 records, the annual ridership of the company was about 685 million.
Santiago Metro Fare System
This network operates as an integrated part of the city’s public transport system Transantiago, and their fare is also integrated allowing the riders to make the bus to metro transfers with a Bip Card, which is a contactless smart card. The cost of this card is US$ 2.67 and available at all the ticketing offices in the various stations. The credit of this card expires if someone did not use them for more than two years.
The riders can top up to $20,000 as per their convenience. There were tickets for the single trips, but they went out of circulation in early 2017. Also, the senior citizens get the concession on their tickets.
Santiago Metro Services
There is a great range of services available at all the Metro stations that come in the network. Some of the basic services that can be accessed by the people at the Santiago Metro stations are public telephones, ticket offices, metro-network detail panels. Additionally, one can also find other amenities like automatic recharge machines, TV screens, and convenience stores.