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Once railway station

Once railway station (/'onse/) ("Estacion Once" in Spanish) is a large railway terminus in central Buenos Aires, Argentina. The station, opened on 20 December 1882, is located in the barrio of Balvanera immediately north of Plaza Miserere, a large public square. The full official name of the terminus is Estacion Once de Septiembre, Spanish for "11 September Station", named after the September 11, 1852 rebellion of Buenos Aires against the Federal government.

Estacion Once handles both long-distance and local passenger trains. The publicly-owned railway company Ferrobaires operates trains over four principal rail lines which fan out west over the surrounding Buenos Aires Province. Destinations include Pehuajo, Bragado, and points between. Additionally, the commuter rail company Trenes de Buenos Aires operates a regular train service to the suburbs of Buenos Aires along the branches of its Linea Sarmiento to destinations including Moreno Partido, Lujan, Lobos, and Mercedes. The station is accessible by numerous public bus services and by the A line of the Buenos Aires Metro via its "Plaza Miserere" station. Estacion Once will also be served by the new H line of the metro when construction is completed.

Once de septiembre is not to be confused with "Once de septiembre de 1888", the commemoration day of the death of president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. There is a street in Buenos Aires with that name.

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