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Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura

Administración de
Infraestructuras Ferroviarias S.E.
Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura
Company typeState-owned
PredecessorFerrocarriles Argentinos (1948-1993)
Founded2008; 16 years ago (2008)
FounderGovernment of Argentina
Area served
Key people
Alexis Guerrera (Transport Minister)[1]
Martín Marinucci (President)[2]
ServicesRail infrastructure
OwnerGovernment of Argentina
ParentTrenes Argentinos

The Administración de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias Sociedad del Estado (ADIFSE), trading as Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura, is an Argentine state-owned company created in 2008 to manage rail construction and maintenance in Argentina. It is a subsidiary of the Ferrocarriles Argentinos holding company.


Former headquarters of Ferrocarriles Argentinos, later ONABE and now the headquarters of ADIFSE, located in the Retiro district of Buenos Aires.
ADIFSE logo on a concrete sleeper

Before railway privatisation in Argentina, railway infrastructure was managed by the original Ferrocarriles Argentinos. After FA was formally declared in liquidation, railway infrastructure administration was left in the hands of a new organism called Ente Nacional de Administración de Bienes Ferroviarios (ENABIEF, in English: National Entity for the Administration of Railway Assets), created in 1996.[3]

In 2000 ENABIEF was fused with the Dirección Nacional de Bienes del Estado, as part of the National Organism for the Administration of Assets (ONABE), which was formed to administrate all state assets, including the railways.

Throughout the period of private management of the railways, it was the contractual obligation of the operators (assigned through competitive bidding) to maintain the railway infrastructure they were operating, rather than the state, which simply allocated parts of the railways to different companies. However, the vast majority of private companies failed in their contractual obligations to maintain the infrastructure.[4] This was one of the reasons for the eventual renationalisation of the railways.

On 25 March 2008, ADIF was formed, taking over the management all railway assets which had been under ONABE.[5][6] As a whole, ADIFSE tends to assign infrastructure projects through public bidding for different projects. In May 2015, the new Ferrocarriles Argentinos holding company was created, and ADIFSE became one of its three subsidiaries, along with SOFSE (passenger services) and TACyL (freight).[7] The budget of ADIFSE in 2015 was AR$ 9 billion.[8]

The company is a minority (49%) shareholder in a joint venture with the German company Vossloh called Vossloh Cogifer Argentina SA, with a production plant located near the city of La Plata.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Alexis Guerrera asumió como nuevo ministro de Transporte de la Nación". Ministerio de Transporte (in Spanish). 3 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Martín Marinucci asumió la presidencia de Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura". Ministerio de Transporte (in Spanish). 12 May 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  3. ^ Decreto 1039/95 - MECON
  4. ^ Privatisation Derailed Argentina’s Rail System - IPS News, 24 February 2012.
  5. ^ Ley 26.352 - InfoLEG, 25 March 2008
  6. ^ Bienes Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine - ADIFSE
  7. ^ "Otra vuelta para los Ferrocarriles Argentinos", Página/12, 20 Mar 2015
  8. ^ $ 9000 millones en ferrocarriles Archived July 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine - InfoNews, 26 May 2015.
  9. ^ Vossloh expands in Brazil and Argentina - Railway Gazette, 23 January 2013.
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