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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:38 PM   #101
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95 years of Buenos Aires subway system

Today, December 1st, is the 95th aniversary of the Buenos Aires Subway system, the first line of this network (line A) was inaugurated in 1913, being the first of its kind in Latin America and in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
Today the system is 52km long, and new lines and stations are being builted, the entire network is underground, and here are some pictures of his history till now.

from the site: www.enelsubte.com

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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:39 PM   #102
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Happy anniversary/Feliz cumple.
When in BA, I always take a ride on the "A" route.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:08 AM   #103
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Happy Birthday Subte!!!
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Old January 1st, 2009, 06:15 PM   #104
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Hi...can anyone please tell me any more information on the mural "Las Primeras Luces" , mural del pintor Fernando Allievi en la Estación Retiro de la Línea "C"

I have taken a picture of it and would love to know why it was painted...there was a plaque next to it but i could not understand it, thank you!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 03:41 AM   #105
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Nice pics. The stations and train look really clean. Is this a new line?
The net expansion is very slow and infrequent. The first line dates back to 1913. By the ´40s the city had 5 underground lines, named A, B, C, D, E. The H opened only by 2007 if I´m not wrong. There where no extensions for a long time, so the expansions of lines (A, D, H) are relatively recent. There are plans for more construction, including new lines.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #106
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The photo No. 12, 14 & 16 from the top, there are 3 pictures of Buenos Aires tram. That was the old system which was closed in 1962. In 1980, tram returned here as a heritage service (Tranvia Historico), then in 1987 as a modern service (Premetro E2), and in 2007 as another modern service (Puerto Madero Tranvia)

I’ve some question about those 3 photos.
1) In the 12th photo, two trams were moving probably in front of a metro entrance get. The gate was described in Spanish as – ‘ENTRADA AMBAS DIRECCIONES’. What does it mean in English?
2) The tram (s) was running through route 15. What was the two points of that route?
3) In the 14th photo, three trams were moving parallel with the metro line. Probably, a branch tram line was turned rightward from the main street. What is the place? Can anybody snap a photo of the same place on same angle and post in this thread, for showing how this road shows today?
4) When the subway line constructed, was the road surface dug, and tramway line temporarily closed? Or shield tunneling used for that portion?
5) In the 16th photo, is that vehicle is tram or metro which is getting out from depot?
6) I’ve read in various sources including Wikipedia that line A was actually opened as an underground tram. Part of the line was underground and other part was on surface. So that a specialized vehicle (probably seen in the 16th photo) was used, with both high and low floor. The low floor was used on surface when it acts like tram, and high floor was used under the ground when it acts like metro. That vehicle was shown in present heritage tram depot also; at although it is not used as a metro on line A, it sometime runs as a heritage tram on street level. Is it true, please clear my confusion.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #107
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Wonderful thread!
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Old March 9th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #108
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... The gate was described in Spanish as – ‘ENTRADA AMBAS DIRECCIONES’. What does it mean in English?
BOTH DIRECTION ENTRANCE.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #109
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I’ve some question about those 3 photos.
1) In the 12th photo, two trams were moving probably in front of a metro entrance get. The gate was described in Spanish as – ‘ENTRADA AMBAS DIRECCIONES’. What does it mean in English?
2) The tram (s) was running through route 15. What was the two points of that route?
3) In the 14th photo, three trams were moving parallel with the metro line. Probably, a branch tram line was turned rightward from the main street. What is the place? Can anybody snap a photo of the same place on same angle and post in this thread, for showing how this road shows today?
4) When the subway line constructed, was the road surface dug, and tramway line temporarily closed? Or shield tunneling used for that portion?
5) In the 16th photo, is that vehicle is tram or metro which is getting out from depot?
6) I’ve read in various sources including Wikipedia that line A was actually opened as an underground tram. Part of the line was underground and other part was on surface. So that a specialized vehicle (probably seen in the 16th photo) was used, with both high and low floor. The low floor was used on surface when it acts like tram, and high floor was used under the ground when it acts like metro. That vehicle was shown in present heritage tram depot also; at although it is not used as a metro on line A, it sometime runs as a heritage tram on street level. Is it true, please clear my confusion.
2) I can't answer question nº2, I've searched in an old street guide (1953), but there is no tramway 15!

3) Photo nº 14 is was taken in Corrientes Ave. but I can't recognize the exact corner, because there is no name in the station entrance (Just that subway line's owners in that time, Lacroze brothers). It can be Florida station or Uruguay Station... I can't see the Obelisco but I'm almost sure that the photo depicts Buenos Aires downtown.

4) When line A was constructed, the road surface was dug (Avenida de Mayo and Avenida Rivadavia), but for the line B shield tunneling was used in its central section (from Carlos Gardel to L.N. Alem).

5) That is a metro.

6) Yes, line A was opened as an underground tramway from Plaza de Mayo to Primera Junta, and it went on surface from Pra. Junta to Lacarra Ave. That last part was closed later, and the only section that goes on surface nowadays is from Primera junta station to the "polvorines" garage.

That's all I can help you... now somebody help me, please!
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Old March 9th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #110
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"Entrada ambas direcciones" roughly means "Entrance to both directions".
The vehicle seen at the depot is a "dual purpose" surface/subway car; when line A was cutted at Primera Junta it became wholly underground, and the cars were refurbished. Services beyond this point were covered by tramway route 1.
Tram 15 seems to belong to the Lacroze company; perhaps the route was deleted later. In 1935 there was a tram route 15 Chacarita-Reconquista.
The road with the 3 trams may be Avenida Corrientes, as subway line B (built by Lacroze) runs beneath.

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Old March 16th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #111
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Endless thanks both of you for answering me. Long live Buenos Aires metro.

The latest Buenos Aires metro map can be found by clicking this link – http://www.urbanrail.net/am/buen/bue...s-map-full.gif

This is the master plan of Buenos Aires metro - http://www.urbanrail.net/am/buen/ba-projects.gif
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Thanks for the links.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #113
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BUENOS AIRES | Subway

Buenos Aires Subway system
Heavy rail: 6 lines - all underground - 52,3 km
Light rail: 2 lines - all surface - 9 km

-Line A
-Line B
-Line C
-Line D
-Line E
-Line H
-South city tram (wrongly know as premetro)
-East tram (short operating line for test propuse but in service)



Buenos aires commuter system
5 Corridors: 815 Km
-Corridor Roca: 4 lines - heavy rail -diesel & electric
-Corridor Belgrano South : 2 lines - heavy rail - diesel
-Corridor Sarmiento: 1 line - heavy rail - electric
-Corridor San Martin: 1 line - heavy rail - diesel
-Corridor Belgrano North : 1 line - heavy rail - diesel
-Corridor Urquiza: 1 line - heavy rail - electric
-Corridor Mitre: 3 lines - heavy rail - electric
-Corridor Mitre: 1 line - light rail - electric



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Photos: Haciendo via and flickr

Buenos Aires Subway system (here know as subte)

Line A
(historic metro cars, in service since 1913 )


Line B
(the wide of this metro allow to some locomotives work in the tunnel, untill the 50´s, freigth trains used this line while was out of public service)


Line C


Line D


Line E


Line H



South west city tram (know as premetro)


East city tram (short operating line)



Buenos aires commuter system
5 Corridors:
-Corridor Roca: 5 lines


-Corridor Belgrano South : 2 lines


-Corridor Sarmiento: 1 line


-Corridor San Martin: 1 line


-Corridor Belgrano North : 1 line


-Corridor Urquiza: 1 line


-Corridor Mitre: 3 lines


-Corridor Mitre: light rail
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Old September 4th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #114
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Thanks for the overview! I love the trains used on Line A - the interiors are something else!
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The thing about the new tram is, that they built it in the middle of nowhere. nobody uses it. It's exactly in between places where it would be needed. They should built in along Puerto Madero with conection to metro lines at both ends. That way it could be used by more ppl. I was really wonderring when i saw it, why they put the line in that weird place. Are they going to extend the new tram towards La Boca and on the other hand to the Retiro stn? That would be the only logic way to make that line be more useful.
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When last I heard, they're in the process of rebuilding and modernising the Subte's old Siemens trains.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #117
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Thanks for the overview! I love the trains used on Line A - the interiors are something else!
in did...
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The thing about the new tram is, that they built it in the middle of nowhere. nobody uses it. It's exactly in between places where it would be needed. They should built in along Puerto Madero with conection to metro lines at both ends. That way it could be used by more ppl. I was really wonderring when i saw it, why they put the line in that weird place. Are they going to extend the new tram towards La Boca and on the other hand to the Retiro stn? That would be the only logic way to make that line be more useful.
It´s suposed to start this year, but never did, I don´t know realy when they planning to do it...

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When last I heard, they're in the process of rebuilding and modernising the Subte's old Siemens trains.
yep, in a EMEPA work shop, 100km from Bs As.
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This is amazing!!!

BTW this map is pretty old
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Here's a nice map I found on www.urbanrail.net , showing Metro, Ferrocarriles and Tram:
http://sites.google.com/a/estudiosuizo.com/dfamba/
You'll have to press the purple "aquí" button to see the map.
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