Line C (Buenos Aires Underground)

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Línea C (SBA).svg
Line C
Subte Retiro.jpg
Type Rapid transit
System Buenos Aires Underground
Termini Retiro
Stations 9
Daily ridership 338,618 (2009)[1] Increase.svg 6.7%
Opening 1934
Operator(s) Metrovías
Character Underground
Line length 4.3 km (2.67 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Catenary
Route map
future Línea E (SBASE) bullet.svg Línea H (SBASE) bullet.svg
Retiro Mainline rail interchange
General San Martín
Diagonal Norte Línea B (SBASE) bullet.svg Línea D (SBASE) bullet.svg
Avenida de Mayo Línea A (SBASE) bullet.svg
Independencia Línea E (SBASE) bullet.svg
San Juan
Constitución Mainline rail interchange

Line C of the Buenos Aires Underground, that runs from Retiro to Constitución terminus, opened on 9 November 1934, and it has a length of 4.3 km. It runs under |such streets as Lima Sur, Bernardo de Irigoyen, Carlos Pellegrini, Esmeralda, la Plaza San Martín and Avenida Ramos Mejia.

It was the third line of the network to provide service to the public, after Line A and Line B.


Mural in General San Martín station, Line C

From the first subway line’s inauguration in 1913 to present times, each subway station in Buenos Aires has dedicated its public spaces to the diffusion and preservation of the City’s cultural and historical patrimony.[2]


  • Line C is one of two North-South lines in the subte system. It connects the two main train stations in the city centre area, and is often used by commuters who have used trains or other subte lines and need to cover the last few blocks to their work.
  • Moreno station is located close to the Ministry of Communications tower.
  • Lavalle station provides access to the two pedestrian streets: Lavalle and Florida.


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