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Old November 14th, 2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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Travelling in a suburban train (BA) - streaming video!

This suburban train goes from Retiro Station in Buenos Aires to Tigre (a town in the suburbs). This steaming video was taken by an argentine forumer. You can see the LCD screens (where you watch news and movie trailers); all wagons have air-conditioning system. In the video you will see the wagons at the beginning and then the view from the windows.. i.e. the houses in San Isidro District (Buenos Aires).

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(THANKS koolcity for the video!)
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Old December 18th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #2
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Commuting in a suburban train (Buenos Aires) EXCELLENT PICTURES!

Buenos Aires has the 3rd most comprehensive railway system in the world (behind NYC and Chicago), which adds up to more than 800 km of metro+suburban trains. I'll show you a typical trip in one of the lines.


Retiro Station


inside the station













These are the trains, which have flat LCD screens and air conditioning system








San Isidro Station (a suburban town)















The trip back and the skyline views you get from the trains!!!


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Old December 18th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #3
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I disagree that it has the 3rd most comprehensive system, but these pictures are fantastic. Estuve buscando unas fotos asi de las cercanias de buenos aires, muchisimas gracias!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 03:56 AM   #4
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I think you mean 3rd most comprehensive in the Americas? Tokyo has to have a far more comprehensive network than BA nice pics though
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Old December 18th, 2005, 04:25 AM   #5
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I think you mean 3rd most comprehensive in the Americas? Tokyo has to have a far more comprehensive network than BA nice pics though
Mexico City and Moscow are pretty most comprehensive than BA.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 04:55 AM   #6
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He probably meant in the Americas... and Mexico City is very far behind Buenos Aires....
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #7
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Quiero FREDDO!!!! Los helados en Argentina son deliciosos!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #8
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LOL Freddo is awesome!!! Best ice cream in the world!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #9
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He probably meant in the Americas... and Mexico City is very far behind Buenos Aires....
Exactamente. la Ciudad de Mexico tiene un red de metro mucho mas grande que el Subte, pero, no tiene ningun km de trenes suburbanos.

Exactly. Mexico City has a metro network much larger than the Subte of Buenos Aires, but, it has not a single km of suburban trains.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #10
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i like this one:


the christmas tree without snow, in the middle of the summer looks very interesting (at least for me)

have yu a map of the suburban trai of BA??
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Old December 18th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #11
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Exactamente. la Ciudad de Mexico tiene un red de metro mucho mas grande que el Subte, pero, no tiene ningun km de trenes suburbanos.

Exactly. Mexico City has a metro network much larger than the Subte of Buenos Aires, but, it has not a single km of suburban trains.
yeah, i was not referring to the metro system but to the whole metro + suburban trains system; which is indeed more comprehensive in BA's case
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #12
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always a great tour mzn!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #13
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This is the map of the suburban train system (the metro system does not appear on this map)

Bear in mind that there are around 120 km from La Plata to Tigre
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #14
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Great pics, thanks
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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:38 PM   #15
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MZN, por favor, puedes explicarnos como funciona este sistema? Cuales son las estaciones mas grandes de la red? Cuantos km hay subterraneo? Los precios. GRACIAS!

MZN, can you please explain to us how this system functions? What are the alrgeset stations in the network? How many km are underground? What are the prices? THANKS!
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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #16
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Mexico City and Moscow are pretty most comprehensive than BA.


You are definitely wrong...
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:35 AM   #17
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MZN, por favor, puedes explicarnos como funciona este sistema? Cuales son las estaciones mas grandes de la red? Cuantos km hay subterraneo? Los precios. GRACIAS!

MZN, can you please explain to us how this system functions? What are the alrgeset stations in the network? How many km are underground? What are the prices? THANKS!
Las estaciones más grandes de la red son las terminales: Constitución, Retiro, Once de Septiembre y Lacroze. Cada línea del tren de cercanías pertenece a una empresa diferente. Para hacer combinaciones entre diferentes líneas hay que pagar nuevamente el pasaje (que por cierto es de US$ 0,25). El subterraneo no figura en ese mapa, pero también es totalmente independiente de los trenes de cercanías, y para utilizarlo también hay que pagar aparte (US$ 0,23).

En esta página puedes bajar un mapa mucho más detallado que incluye trenes de cercanías y subterraneos (y está a escala):


http://www.easy-sharing.com/157190/BA.pdf.html
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:53 AM   #18
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Las estaciones más grandes de la red son las terminales: Constitución, Retiro, Once de Septiembre y Lacroze. Cada línea del tren de cercanías pertenece a una empresa diferente. Para hacer combinaciones entre diferentes líneas hay que pagar nuevamente el pasaje (que por cierto es de US$ 0,25). El subterraneo no figura en ese mapa, pero también es totalmente independiente de los trenes de cercanías, y para utilizarlo también hay que pagar aparte (US$ 0,23).

En esta página puedes bajar un mapa mucho más detallado que incluye trenes de cercanías y subterraneos (y está a escala):


http://www.easy-sharing.com/157190/BA.pdf.html


Thanks!

Just a couple of more questions. Were these suburban lines privatized during the 90s? If so, how has the service changed since privatization? Other countries such as the UK have gone fairly far to privatize their system, but some people are critical with the results, with others like Spain beginning to embark upon privatization. Was there an overall improvement in the Gran Buenos Aires serivces?

Is the Subte privatized as well?

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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:26 PM   #19
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Buenos Aires has the 3rd most comprehensive railway system in the world (behind NYC and Chicago), which adds up to more than 800 km of metro+suburban trains. I'll show you a typical trip in one of the lines.
Many thanks for the fantastic pictures. BA certainly has a magnificient network.

I must say though, you should correct that part in your post where you claim it has the largest system in the world after Chicago & NY. There are many cities in Europe with far larger networks. London and metro is in excess of 3900km and there are several other cities over 1000km (Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Moscow etc. And we havn't even begun with the enormous Asian networks like Tokyo (the world's largest).

Still, brilliant photo's.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 03:24 PM   #20
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I had no idea BA had sucha comprehensive and beautiful rail network, I only knew the subte/subway!!!! Give us more info and pictures!
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