The ticket for buses and trains in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) increases 40 percent starting this Monday, after three years of freezing. The group will go from 18 to 25.20 pesos for the section less than 3 kilometers; from 20 to 28 pesos for trips between 3 and 6 km and from 21 to 29.40 pesos for sections of 6 to 12 km.
Tickets for trips between 12 and 27 kilometers go from 22 to 30.80 pesos and for sections greater than 27 kilometers, from 23 to 32.20 pesos.
The value of the SUBE card, meanwhile, goes to 126 pesos at authorized points of sale and the emergency balance is also updated to 100.80 pesos, the Ministry of Transportation specified.
The intercity train ticket is 17.25 pesos on the Mitre, Sarmiento and San Martín lines; on the Urquiza line, 11.25; on the Roca and Belgrano Sur lines, 10.75, and on the Belgrano Norte line, 9.50.
In turn, the social rate is maintained, 55 percent discount on each ticket, for designated groups with social attributions through the SUBE card such as retirees and/or pensioners, workers in private homes, veterans of the Malvinas War and social monotributists.
The Red Sube system is also still in force in the AMBA, which covers five combinations of public transport -either trains, buses and subways- in two hours, and which applies a 50 percent discount on the fare at the time of the second trip, and 75 percent less than the value of the fare from the third trip made.
The price of bus and train tickets in the AMBA had been frozen for three years, and the measure had been anticipated by the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, in his statement before the National Congress.