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Metrovias

Argentina

The company:

Metrovias SA has been, since January 1 1994, the concessionary company of all subway lines in Buenos Aires City, the Premetro and the Urquiza Train Line, that in all transport 300 passengers annually, twice as many as it used to transport at the beginning of the concession. The challenge for this company is providing a better service every day catering for infrastructe and material of the vehicles.

The Staff:

In Metrovias there are 4500 employees that include workers, technicians and professionals who get trained all the time with the objective of providing a quality service according to international standards.

Investment:

Metrovias is carrying out an important investment plan with own funds and State contributions.

 

International alliances

Metrovias is part of Nova Metro Benchmarking together with the subways companies from Dublin DART, Glasgow, Hong Kong KCRC, Lisbon, Montreal, Naples, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Taipei and Toronto. This international association, coordinated by the Imperial College of London, nucleates 13 different cities in the world that transport up to 500 million passengers a year. Metrovias is also a member of Alamys, the Asociación Lationamericana de Metros y Subtes that gathers subways from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Both alliances allow the interchange of experiences and knowledge with other important operators around the world and sharing the use of better practices in the operation of urban trains and its planification.

Going public at the stock exchange

Metrovias has gone public since 2000 at Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, what makes it be committed to comply with all the requirements for this type of companies.

Social Commitment

Metrovias shows an important social commitment by means of community assistance programs and a cultural plan that includes a great variety of activities that has reached prestige at world level.

Improvement

The improvements introduced by Metrovias include the remodeling of stations, replacement of subway railways and the signal system, the increase of 2.5 times the number of circulating subway cars, the introduction of modern technology that allows the control of the working system from a central operational center, the incorporation of a magnetic ticket and, especially, the maintenance program that warranties a reliable and efficient service.

 

 


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