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“Subte line A closed for "renovation"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Linea A Subte

Linea A Subte
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ranked #176 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Transportation, Other
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is probably the neatest blast-to-the-past subway ride you’ll ever take. The A Line was the first subte line built here. It still uses rollicking old wooden trains. Jump on, and feel the breeze blowing through its open windows when it’s warm.
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“Subte line A closed for "renovation"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I loved my ride on the Linea A, but it's now closed for a couple of months so the city government can replace the old cars with new ones built in China. I hope the beautiful old cars end up in museums -- there are articles saying they'll be turned into little neighborhood libraries.

Visited March 2012
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Buenos Aires
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“a hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you want to see how subways were in 1910, but still working, make a trip in this line and go back to the golden 20s. Wood wagons, brass chandeliers, 19th century architecture. It is like if you were in a time machine.

Visited November 2012
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“A lot of wood!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you're an old train enthusiast, take this train for the history and also for the fun of the tiled subway stops along the line. Not every train is old school so you have to wait for the right one which could take awhile. My favorite stop along the line is Peru-such pretty tile work! We also stumbled up an escalator that was made of wood panes which was pretty cool. Not sure which stop that was but neat-o.

Visited February 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“What is all the fuzz about?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Some of the trains have that Western movie feel for their wooden carriages, but they are far from being well kept and the stations are not in great condition either. So, the fact that people ride it for tourist reasons is beyond me.

Anyway, the whole Line will be apparently shut down during January and February 2013 for maintenance, which supposedly includes replacing the wooden carriages for new trains. So I guess it will stop being a tourist attraction then.

Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Old subway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's really great, when you are in it, you feel like you're back to 1930's. The wooden inside is gorgeous.

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