Rail Links With Adjacent Countries
- Bolivia - same gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) - from Arica to La Paz, Bolivia and from Antofagasta to Uyuni, Bolivia
- Argentina - Transandine Railway - abandoned 1984 – 100 km of mountain railway of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge with rack railway sections - break of gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)/1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) at either end. Concession planned to re-open line. Another line connecting two countries is the Salta-Antofagasta, single 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge.
- Peru - a single 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) gauge connection between the northern Chilean city of Arica and Tacna in Southern Peru.
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