|Headquarters||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Buenos Aires Province|
|Subsidiaries||TMS, TMR, TMB|
Metropolitano S.A. was a privately owned consortium formed in 1994 to take over concessions granted by the Argentine government as part of railway privatisation during the presidency of Carlos Menem for the operation of commuter rail services in the Buenos Aires Province Metropolitano operated the San Martín, Roca and Belgrano Sur lines.
Passenger services on San Martín, Roca and Belgrano Sur lines had previously been run by state-owned company Ferrocarriles Argentinos since nationalisation of the railways in 1948 and then by FEMESA (a provisional company that operated metropolitan train services until the process of privatisation was carried out).
The services run by Metropolitano started from termini in or near the city centre and were operated out into Greater Buenos Aires by the following subsidiary companies named "Transportes Metropolitanos":
|Subsidiary||Line operated||Operation date|
|TMS||San Martín||1/4/1994 - 7/1/2005|
|TMR||Roca||1/1/1995 - 22/5/2007|
|TMB||Belgrano Sur||1/5/1994 - 22/5/2007|
In spite of these companies receiving large government subsidies, their services deteriorated to a point where Metropolitano was repeatedly reported by the users, causing the Government of Argentina fined the company several times.
Finally, in 2004 the concession for the operation of Línea San Martín was revoked in 2004 through National Decree N° 798.
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