Linea Roca (Buenos Aires)
The Linea Roca is a commuter rail service in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, run by the private company Transportes Metropolitanos General General Roca S.A. (TMR), a subsidiary of Metropolitano, between 1 January 1995 and 22 May 2007. This service had previously been run by the state-owned Ferrocarril General Roca since nationalisation of the railways in 1948.
The Linea Roca operates from the city-centre terminus of Estacion Constitucion south to Alejandro Korn, Canuelas, and La Plata, and west to Haedo along broad gauge lines built by the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway. The intermediate stations connecting the different branch lines are Avellaneda, Bosques and Temperley.
In spite of the large government subsidies received by TMR a serious decline in the standard of their rail services has led to the original concession being revoked and the service is now operated by the consortium UGOFE.
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