Metrovías

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Metrovías S.A.
Sociedad Anónima
Predecessor Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBA)
Founded 1994; 21 years ago (1994) [1]
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Area served
City of Buenos Aires
Key people
Benito Roggio, owner
Services Maintenance, repair and operations
Owner Grupo Roggio
Number of employees
4,500 [1]
Parent Grupo Roggio
Website Metrovías

Metrovías S.A. is an Argentine privately owned company that operates the Buenos Aires Underground and the Metropolitan services of Urquiza Line.[2][3] 90% of Metrovías' shares are held by Grupo Roggio.[4][5]

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on 1 January 1994, Metrovías took over the concession, granted by the Argentine government as part of railway privatisation during the presidency of Carlos Menem, for the operation of the standard gauge Urquiza Line commuter rail service in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This service had previously been run by the state-owned Ferrocarriles Argentinos as part of the General Urquiza Railway since nationalisation of the railways in 1948. In addition Metrovías took over the management of the Buenos Aires Underground system and the Buenos Aires PreMetro when they were privatised in 1994.

The Urquiza Line operates from Federico Lacroze railway station to General Lemos and, when combined with the Underground, have a total of 108 stations, 72.9 kilometres of track, with 692 carriages that transport 283.8 million passengers per year. The company has approximately 3,000 employees.

From 2004 to 2013 the company also formed part of UGOFE, a consortium with Trenes de Buenos Aires (TBA) and Ferrovías, which took over the running of commuter rail services on the Belgrano Sur Line, Roca Line and San Martín Line after concessions granted to Metropolitano S.A. for the operation of these services were revoked.

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