Metro Buenos Aires: map, description, photo
The Buenos Aires Metro is the 13th oldest metro in the world. It was opened on December 1, 1913 after relatively short discussions about the relevance of the construction of the metro in the capital of Argentina. At the end of the 19th century, the city authorities solved the problem of congestion in surface public transport; one of the solutions was the introduction of the subway. In 1909, a contract was signed with the CTAA company for the construction of three metro lines, but only one line (Line A) was built for it - from Maiskaya Square to the building of the First Junta. The last section of this line was opened in July 1914..
The second line was built by 1930 by Lacroze Hermanos. The right to build other lines in 1933 was awarded to CHADOPYF.
Currently, the Buenos Aires metro is a system of 83 stations and 6 lines with a total length of 51.5 km, completely underground. In the near future, there are plans to build three new lines. Together with them, the length of the metro tracks will be expanded to 76 kilometers and will include 127 stations. All stations and train carriages have free wireless internet, as well as a cable channel that broadcasts information and entertainment programs.
Buenos Aires metro opening hours
Different information about the opening hours of the metro in Buenos Aires is due to the fact that since the year of its opening for more than 80 years, the metro has strictly adhered to one working schedule: trains followed at 4-minute intervals until 1:00 am. Only in 1994, the schedule changed: the Buenos Aires metro operates from 5:00 in the morning, on weekdays the metro lines close at 22.30-23.00, on the night of the weekend - at 23.00-23.30.
Buenos Aires metro tickets
Rechargeable magnetic cards Subtepass and Subtecard are used for travel in the Buenos Aires metro. Discount travel is provided for pupils and students. Travel is free for disabled people at any time. At certain times, pensioners have the right to travel free of charge. Schoolchildren - only on weekdays, and only in school uniform.