THE BUENOS AIRES UNDERGROUND SYSTEM (SUBTE): STAGNATION.....AND REVIVAL? . RAIL MASS SYSTEMS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, LONDON, OCTOBER 9-10, 1989

The Buenos Aires underground railway was begun in 1913, and was the first metro system in Latin America. The project was privately funded, and mostly built between 1929 and 1945, during which period 75% of the existing network had been constructed. Between 1945 and 1980, only 6.6 km of line was added. Demand has however decreased sharply in the last 15 years. This might be attributable to: shortage of investment; prevaling politics; efficiency of the bus services; declining demographic growth after the second world war; increase in car usage; inadequacy of the rail network. Future policy in terms of network extension, and increasing an intermediate capacity feeding network is suggested. (TRRL)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Mueller, AEG
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00612351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7277-1556-9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM