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Buenos Aires


Date of opening1 Dec 1913
Network length53.9 km (33.50 mi)
Stations86 (73*)
Lines6        Line history
Stations per line14.33
Avg. station distance674 m (0.42 mi)
Avg. line length8.98 km (5.58 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 21 Aug 2016
Premetro line not included
System typeMetro, known as Subte
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)844,000 (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)15,700 (9,730)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.24 EUR (as of 2009); gates
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, third rail (Line B), 1500 V, 1100 V (Line B)
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database

Official map
Source: pdf, © 2009

To-scale map

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Transit mapsSystem map imagesö - moving trains

Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:

Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Buenos Aires

The Subte (Subterráneos de Buenos Aires) was opened in 1913 as the world's 12th metro system and the first in South America. Its stations and trains still preserve a good deal of the charm of the 'good old time'. Stations are almost free of advertising, the newer ones instead contain a large number of murals.

Photo [unknown origin]: Peru station from 1913 with its cast-iron columns and nostalgic atmosphere.

Metro Museum

on occasion museum Polvorin Workshop. After replacing the original rolling stock in 2013, the Polvorin Workshop, originally inaugurated along with Line A, is being transformed into a museum to display artifacts and the former rolling stock of the Subte. The workshop also serves as the storage and restoration area for the Association of Friends of the Tramway, who run a heritage tramway in the neighborhood. Since 1913. Location: Historical workshop.
Address: Mitre, 510 Emilio. At Caballito metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): Not open to public, except for special occasions like Night of Museums.
Reference: Night of Museums 2015,,

Departure Procedure and Sounds

Beep sound in some of the lines (lines B, C, D). "Próxima estación: 9 de Julio/Carlos Pellegrini (depending on the line you're travelling), combinación con linea B Alem-Los Incas, línea C Constitución-Retiro y linea D Congreso de Tucumán-Catedral".

Metro Movies

Films with scenes set on this metro:

1996: Moebius

Handpicked Resources Galleries of stations and murals Official website Subte Official website Metrovias

Generic Links for Buenos Aires Subte

Wikipedia entry at entry at
Railway Gazette search at
Discussion at
System photos at Google Images
City information at

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