Prior to the beginning of the tasks carried out by our company on the premises, environmental impact studies were presented in order to determine the suitability of the works in a highly protected environment such as the "Tierra del Fuego National Park". Three studies were presented by renowned Argentine professionals evaluating the environmental impact of the project and were endorsed by the Central Administration of National Parks.
The laying tasks were carried out in 1993 with a system called "track tip" requires the sleepers and rails are placed, the route is extended, with a small locomotive called Ruston and two beach wagons worked in order not to damage the forest floor depositing the materials to the side of the embankment, the sections of sleepers and rails were built successively. Regardless of the state or condition of the terrain, the route of the railway only affects a pair of steel rails that at most must be replaced by others to maintain safety and comfort during the ride without the need to intervene drastically in the environment. The work is a low visual and sound impact and fuel consumption is minimal compared to other locomtion to transport similar numbers of passengers.

In this comparative table we see that the train is the means of transport with the lowest environmental impact.


Means of Transport


Carbon Monoxide

Nitrogen Oxides

    Grams x 100 Km. / passenger  
Train 0,2 1 30
Underground 0,2 2 43
Bus 12 189 95
Pickup 22 150 24
Shared Car 43 934 128


Environmental Impact Studies accepted by the National Parks Administration.