The Government increased the train ticket by 45%: how much will it cost from January 15

Since January 15, the train ticket will be 45% more expensive, in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Transportation of the Nation.

With this increase, the minimum passage for the lines Mitre, Sarmiento, San Martín and Urquiza will cost $48.38 with SUBE and $150 in cash, while for lines Roca, Belgrano Sur and Belgrano Norte will cost $37.38 with a SUBE card and $115 in cash.

This Thursday, the Government announced a similar increase for bus tickets in the AMBA, the minimum of which will be $77 as of January 1.

After achieving a 45% increase, bus owners estimate a ticket at $400 for February

“Passenger rail transport is heavily subsidized by the National Government, with the amount of the monthly subsidy transferred to railway operators equivalent to 98% of the operating cost, which is the result of a wrong public policy of freezing fares of the then Ministry of Transportation”indicated the Ministry of Infrastructure in a statement.

And he explained: “This distortion has the effect that the provision of passenger rail transport service, and particularly that provided by private operators, is financed almost entirely by public fundssince 98% is covered by the national government and only 2% of its income comes from a genuine source, that is, what passengers who use the service pay.”

How much will train tickets cost from January 15

More rate increases in 2024

The Infrastructure portfolio reported that, as will happen with the groups, a public hearing will be called for the first half of January 2024, with the objective “of establish a rate that gradually reduces the incidence of the supply subsidy which has generated serious distortions, increasing the participation in the income of the railway operators of the rate paid by the users”.

The new tariff table It will come into effect from next February 1. The public body clarified that “the policy of subsidizing users through social attributes, channeled through the SUBE card, is maintained.”

L.M.

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