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Ecology

Prior to the commencement of on-site work by our company, Environmental Impact Studies were done in order to determine how suitable it was for the work to be done within the well- protected surroundings of the "Tierra del Fuego National Park"

Three studies by recognized Argentine professionals were presented which evaluated the environmental impact of the project and these were supported by the National Parks Central Administration.

The laying of track was carried out at the "rail head" with the small Ruston locomotive and two flat wagons which, in order to not damage the forest grounds, deposited materials on the side of the embankment; successively the sections of sleepers and tracks were built. Without reference to the state or condition of the land, the railway route only affects some iron rails which have to be replaced to insure safety and the comfort of the journey and do not interfere in the environment in a drastic manner.

The work is of a low visual and sound impact, and the use of fuel is minimal compared to other means of locomotion for a similar amount of passengers.

In this comparative chart one can appreciate that the train is the means of transportation with the lowest environmental impact.
Means of transportation Hydrocarbons Carbon monoxide Nitrous oxides
Grams x 100 Km. / passenger
Railway 0,2 1 30
Subway 0,2 2 43
Bus 12 189 95
Mini Van 22 150 24
Car 43 934 128
Environmental Impact Studies accepted by the Central Administration of National Parks
Environmental Impact Studies accepted by the Central Administration of National Parks