The Subway sold 29 million less tickets than the same period last year
City of Buenos Aires, September 8, 2012
After union conflicts and rate increases, the subway continues in crisis. The problem is now the number of passengers: fewer choose this mode of transport and others choose to change their way of traveling.
The figures says that between January, when there was an increase of $ 1.10 to $ 2.50, and July 2012, there were sold 29 million less tickets than the same period last year, according to a report done by the INDEC.
For its part, the busses experienced a 6.8% increase in passenger numbers, which is explained by the decline which also suffered the train. The difference in the case of the latter was a 10.61% less than last year.
In Sarmiento line where happened the tragedy of Once, which killed 51 people, the monthly ridership declined by 63%.