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Linea Belgrano Norte (Buenos Aires)
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The Linea Belgrano Norte is a commuter rail service in Buenos Aires, Argentina run by the private company Ferrovias since 1 April 1994. This service had previously been run by the state-owned Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano since nationalisation of the railways in 1948. Ferrovias forms part of the consortium UGOFE which operates other commuter rail services in Buenos Aires.
The Linea Belgrano Norte service operates from Retiro Station, in the centre of Buenos Aires, through the northern Buenos Aires suburbs to the town of Villa Rosa. The metre gauge line was built by the British-owned Cordoba Central Railway which was bought by the State in 1939 and was later integrated into Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano in 1948 when the entire Argentine railway network was nationalised.
There are a total of 22 stations along the company's 54 kilometre-long railway line and the journey along the entire length of the line takes roughly one hour and twenty minutes. During peak hours, trains run approximately ever 8 minutes and an estimated 40 million passengers are transported each year.
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