March will arrive with large increases in the cost of public transportation in the City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs: the bus ticket will have a rise of 6%, the train 29%; while the subway, for its part, will increase by 38.1% and expects more increases until October.
Consequently, the minimum bus ticket will be $37.10 if the route is up to 3 kilometers; $41.34 for a distance between 3 and 6 kilometers; $44.52 between 6 and 12 kilometers; $47.70 between 12 and 27 kilometers; and $50.88 if the route exceeds 27 kilometers.
In the case of trains, the minimum fare will be $18.02 for the Roca, Belgrano Sur, Belgrano Norte and Urquiza lines; y $23.32 for the Sarmiento, Miter and San Martín lines. In addition, this resolution also applies to long-distance and regional rail services.
Every first of the month the values of the bus and train ticket in the AMBA will be updated according to the CPI index of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC). In this sense, each update of the tariff charts can be consulted by accessing the following link on the website of the Ministry of Transport.
Discounts are maintained
The Government will maintain the Red Sube system in the AMBA, which covers five combinations of public transport -either trains, buses, metrobus and subway- in 2 hours, and which applies a discount of 50% of the rate at the time of the second trip, and 75% less than the value of the fare from the third trip made.
In turn, the Ministry of Transportation, through the SUBE card, will maintain the social rate, reaching almost 5 million people with a 55% discount on the ticket and the RED SUBE program.
more expensive subway
As of March 7, the Buenos Aires subway rate will increase by 38.1% and will become $58within the framework of an adjustment process that will bring the value of the ticket to $80 next October.
The increases were arranged by Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (Sbase), through resolution 5, published this Monday in the Official City Gazette. The values will go up again in May ($67 for the subway and $24 for the Premetro), June ($74 and $26) and October ($80 and $28, respectively).
“The modification of the rate schedule was discussed and approved at the public hearing held on February 3, with the aim of continuing to guarantee the maintenance and proper functioning of the service, and in line with the rate update implemented by the national government for the rest of the year. public transport of the AMBA”, they pointed out from the Buenos Aires company.
They also indicated that “in addition to seeking a balance between the ticket of the different means of transport, the update responds to the variation of the technical rate – which reflects the cost of operating the service and consists of the ratio between said costs and the number of paid passengers- and it is necessary to guarantee the proper functioning of the subway, keeping the public transport system sustainable”.
According to the company, Those costs increased by 58% as of October 2022 and since the new rate will only come into force now, with passenger demand stabilized at 70% of the pre-pandemic total, the update will make it possible to reduce the subsidy, which at this moment is much higher than the historical average (86% compared to 60%). They clarified that the RED SUBE discount and the benefit for frequent passengers will continue to be valid.
The more the user travels, discounts of 20%, 30% and 40% are automatically applied once they exceed 20, 30 or 40 monthly trips respectively. In addition, the passes for retirees and pensioners, and for people with disabilities, for people with transplants and on the waiting list -they can travel for free-, the student ticket -it is also free-, and the social, teacher and student season tickets, will continue to be in progress. for secondary and tertiary school students.
He social payment is intended for beneficiaries of social plans administered by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, of the Ciudadanía Porteña program; beneficiaries of the Heads of Household Plan; and people in a situation of chronic or recurring unemployment.
Also for people who prove that they have a family income that is below the basic family basket published by INDEC; persons who prove that they are in a situation of indigence; beneficiaries of the subsidy for the Cromañón tragedy; Malvinas ex-combatants; and those groups identified by current regulations of the City of Buenos Aires with special needs or in a situation of high social vulnerability.
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