July 24, 2014
Judge orders to maintain subte fare at 4.50 pesos; 20-trip ticket at 85 pesos
A Buenos Aires City judge today has accepted that the basic subte fare can be maintained at 4.50 pesos, while setting the 20-trip ticket price at 85 pesos and changing the card’s expiration date system.
The ruling by Buenos Aires City Judge Elena Liberatori follows a project by the Sbase company that manages the subway service, setting an 85-peso tariff every 20 rides. This would translate in a price-per-ride tariff of 4.25, adding to further discounts for 30, 40 and 50 journeys.
In the second part of Liberatori's ruling, time limits for the monthly 'season ticket' have been abolished, justified by the judge as part of her duty to give "all users an effective alternative in seeking lower fares."
The purchase of 50 journeys, which works out at 3.64 per trip, 40 journeys (3.94), 30 journeys 4.20 and 20 journeys will therefore be valid to the consumer until used in their entirety, removing the monthly restrictions previously in force.
Opposition legislator Alejandro Bodart had filed an appeal against the 4.50-peso increase decided by the local government, demanding a 3.50-peso fare.
On March 14, tubes fares jumped to 4.50 pesos under a new Sube smart card system that set multi-ride discounts.