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Express train from Santiago south to Talca Chillanetc

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Express train from Santiago south to Talca Chillanetc

Can anyone give me latest I formation on train travel from Santiago south to Chillan,Concepcion etc.I understand they may only go as far as Talca until earthquake damage is repaired further south.Is there still an express service?

Hoping to travel on 13 Match 2013

Thanks

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1. Re: Express train from Santiago south to Talca Chillanetc

Hey Lindy0394,

You´ll be able to take the train from Santigo to Chillán.

All earthquake damage has been repaired.

Here is a link on what options you have:

http://www.tmsa.cl/link.cgi/

Good luck with your trip.

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2. Re: Express train from Santiago south to Talca Chillanetc

Thank you Cabanas Los.

Is this the express or does it stop at 10 stations?

Salon class would be ok for two fit and health 64 yr olds wouldn't it?

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3. Re: Express train from Santiago south to Talca Chillanetc

Well "express" trains as we know them don´t really exsist in Chile ;-)

The trip from Santiago to Chillán will take 4.5hr so it´s pretty good really.

There are 2 types of "class"

Salon (2nd class)

Preferente (1st class)

My wife and I used to travel Preferente but the prices have gone up so much that it doesn´t really justify the extra money now.

The difference between 1st class to 2nd class is that you get a slightly larger chair, less kids running around screaming and an electric socket.

I hope this helps.

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