is the oldest line of the Buenos Aires Metro
. This historic line runs from Plaza de Mayo
, and is scheduled to be extended towards San Pedrito station.
Opened to the public on 1 December 1913
, becoming the first in South America
, the Southern Hemisphere and the entire Spanish-speaking world and Buenos Aires
became the thirteenth city in the world to have a underground transport service.It stretches 10.7 km from Plaza de Mayo
and runs under all of the Avenida de Mayo
and part of the Avenida Rivadavia
and is being used by 216,000 people a day.Carabobo station serves as a temporary terminal for the line, as two more stations are under construction that will extend the route of the line to the west. They are Flores and Nazca which once completed will be the definitive end of the line. The line continues to retain its old La Brugeoise cars
from Belgium built during the 1910s.
The construction, completely carried out under the open sky, was finished with distinguished details that made it the most secure, comfortable and modern in the world. A smart natural ventilation system, as well as a unique interior visual identity system for each station –to help passenger identification–, stairways built with granite one-block steps, its perfect illumination... it all came together to reflect the splendour of Buenos Aires in those times. The first day of open-public service (December 18, 1913), it carried 220,000 awed passengers.... Read More