From 23 November, long-distance trains will return to operation in the Argentine territory, although only for essential and exempted. This was confirmed by Mario Meoni, the holder of the Ministry of Transport of the Nation, and Martín Marinucci, the president of Argentine Trains, who ensured that travel will take place under strict health protocols and that tickets can be purchased only online or by telephone.
According to them, the first and only destinations that will be available will be Mar del Plata, Bahía Blanca, Bragado and Junín. In addition, the train to Rosario will be limited to San Nicolás.» For us it is a satisfaction to re-launch the trains, we know that we are connecting in this way to many people who until today could not do so,» Meoni said from Retiro Station.Marinucci gave information about the will of this decision: «We are working to have 8 daily services between Constitution and Mar del Plata. Understanding that we will continue to have limited capacity in the formations, but also that there will be a lot of demand for those Argentines who want to go to vacation to the Atlantic Coast». In addition, together with Alberto Fernández and Sergio Massa, Mario Meoni announced the launch of ten railway works in the towns of Morón, Merlo and Moreno for the Sarmiento and Belgrano Sur lines.
«The investment is $4849 M and 4138 jobs will be generated,» the official said via Twitter before detailing how much money will be earmarked for each location.
Morón: the investment will be $1442.6 M, to refrect and expand the Morón station and modernize Castelar station.
Merlo: the investment will be $2460 M to remodel the San Antonio de Padua station and refurbish and expand the Merlo and Mariano Costa stations. In addition, a low level pass will be built on Hortiguera and Acevedo streets.
Moreno: the investment will be $936 M and will beconstructed a low level step on Alcorta Avenue at the height of Pio Xll. Also, they will «revitalize» the environments of the Moreno and Paso del Rey stations.