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25
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The subway in Buenos Aires celebrates its 100th anniversary

Buenos Aires Subway Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

The Subway or Underground  (Spanish: Subterráneo de Buenos Aires), called the Subte a short-form of the word subterráneo (subterranean) is an underground transit system serving parts of the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, Argentina inaugurated in 1913.

1 December 2013 –  the Subte in Buenos Aires is 100 Years Old

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Opening Subte 1913

The first subway line in Buenos Aires and indeed Latin America was Line A that today runs from Plaza de Maya to San Padrito.  The original Belgian carriages with their original turn of the century features like boiserie interiors, brass lamps, wooden seats, were still in service until this year.

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Subway Buenos Aires 100 Years Old

The carriages were taken out of service and painstakingly restored to preserve their historic value.

On Sunday, 1st December 2013, for the very first time, some of these wonderful old carriages are displayed at Plaza De Mayo station on Line A, where the subte first opened to the Argentine public.

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Buenos Aires Historic Carriages

The Exhibition that includes a both a photo-history and audiovisual displays designed by Friends of the Tramway Association the opens between 10am and 8pm, and the exhibition tells the story of the subte and the preservation of the historic carriages.

At 6 pm is Symphony celebration where as 46 piece orchestra provides a free concert.

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