Chinese Trains Arrive In Buenos Aires

garryl

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The first 40 will be used on San Martin line. The blue color is decided by CFK.

http://www.railwaybulletin.com/2013/01/chinese-emu-trains-for-buenos-aires

http://world.people.com.cn/n/2013/0301/c1002-20648981.html this Chinese website says it received a great review
by the people who sit on the trains, much better than the 100 years old European trains. Good luck taking those trains.
 

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It says they're going to be used on the Sarmiento line not the San Martin,

Speaking of the San Martin, I rode that the line the other day, what a dump! Add cops or security guards to the train please and it'd be nice if you washed them every once in a while!
 

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Am I reading this correctly, Argentina's not even paying for them? Well only 15%. Sounds like a great deal...
Around 85% of the total contract value is supported by funds from the Chinese government under a ten-year soft loan.
 

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It says they're going to be used on the Sarmiento line not the San Martin,

Speaking of the San Martin, I rode that the line the other day, what a dump! Add cops or security guards to the train please and it'd be nice if you washed them every once in a while!

Even the Mitre line, which used to be a relative pleasure, is now disastrous.
 

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Soon the world will be renamed the peoples republic of china and our other countries.
 

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Brazil won't be happy, what happened to mercosur and South American solidarity!

All the nice new subway trains in Chile i rode in were made in Brazil, did they sell some rights to stuff in return for infrastructure from the Chinese like a lot of African countries have?
 

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Brazil won't be happy, what happened to mercosur and South American solidarity!

All the nice new subway trains in Chile i rode in were made in Brazil, did they sell some rights to stuff in return for infrastructure from the Chinese like a lot of African countries have?

And the entire Chilean subway system is beautifully maintained - not a splot of graffiti anywhere.
 

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Brazil won't be happy, what happened to mercosur and South American solidarity!

All the nice new subway trains in Chile i rode in were made in Brazil, did they sell some rights to stuff in return for infrastructure from the Chinese like a lot of African countries have?

Probably the Brazilian manufacturer could not match the financing terms offered by the Chinese, such as no money down and and a 15 years installment plan.
 

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And the entire Chilean subway system is beautifully maintained - not a splot of graffiti anywhere.

So is the subway in Valparaiso, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Caracas. I am not sure what sociological phenomena drove the portenos to trash their subway system. Maybe extreme frustration with he city government?
 
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