As delegates from around the world arrive in Buenos Aires for the G20 summit, the city is beginning to see the effects of security operations that have led to road closures and placed a strain on public transport.
But for those who didn’t take Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich’s advice to leave the city during the international summit, what public transport has been affected?
The only thing that remains (mostly) unchanged are the colectivo buses, which will be running normally throughout the weekend. However, there will be some restrictions and changes to bus routes that normally transit through areas that are affected by the security operations. These roads are Independencia, Entre Ríos, Callao, Las Heras, Av. Sarmiento, Figueroa Alcorta and La Pampa, and the restrictions will be in place from 9 p.m. November 29 until midnight on December 2.
The Metrobuses will see various cuts over the weekend.
- 25 Mayo will be closed from 5 a.m. Thursday November 29 until midnight on Friday November 30.
- Del Bajo will be closed from 3 p.m. on Thursday November 29 until 10 p.m. on Saturday December 1
- 9 de Julio will be interrupted from 9 p.m. on Thursday November 29 until 10 p.m. on Saturday December 1, including the closure of the Obelisco combi terminal.
Trains in the city will not function at all from November 30 until December 2. They will come back into service at midnight on Sunday December 2, apart from the Mitre line which be out of service until midnight on Monday December 3.
The Subte will also be out of service between November 30 and December 1.
The Retiro bus terminal will be closed from 3 p.m. Thursday November 29 until 3 p.m. on Sunday December 2, and in the meantime its services will be moved to Dellepiane terminal.
The Aeroparque has been exclusively reserved for the arrival of G20 delegates from 3 p.m. Thursday November 29 until 10 p.m. Saturday December 1. Palomar airport will also be out of service from 8 p.m. Thursday November 29 until 10 p.m. Saturday December 1. Although Ezeiza airport is open, there may be some flights affected.
La Ciudad recibe a los principales líderes del mundo. Por eso, habrá zonas con restricciones en la circulación desde el jueves 29 de noviembre al domingo 2 de diciembre. Para más información, ingresá a https://t.co/NuFs9HSE6g pic.twitter.com/BsnemxE8hV
— Buenos Aires Ciudad (@gcba) 29 de noviembre de 2018
The Buenos Aires government website recommends not to walk around affected areas from Thursday evening until Saturday night. “This includes the micro and macro centre, Avenida 9 de Julio, Bajo Porteño, Retiro, Puerto Madero, Recoleta, Palermo Chico and Costanera Norte.”
For those who live in the affected areas, they are able to enter and leave their houses as long as they show proof of residence to the security officials.