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Old 05-08-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Best Metro: Santiago (although personally i think metros sould only include subterranean systems, but ok).
Best Commuter rail system: easily Buenos Aires, since only Sao Paulo and Río, among LA cities, has as a sizeable urban train system too. In the rest of Latinamerica they're very marginal.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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Some nice videos about transit systems in Brazil

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Old 08-08-2018, 08:23 PM
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Today the Metro of Santo Domingo got a little bigger. The second phase of the second line was inaugurated.

The happiest people with this extension are the lower income segment of the population. They are the ones that benefit the most from this very cheap fast transport in air conditioned comfort. It sure beats crossing the city in the strong Caribbean sun, heat, and humidity. This extension also ends at the doorstep of Mega Centro, which I think is one of the largest malls in the Caribbean.

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Old 08-09-2018, 12:27 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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That's great! I'm really glad for Santo Domingo and also other mid-sized regional capitals such as Quito that should be opening their first metro line next year also.

Any idea how the finances are balancing up? Is the metro paying for itself/making a profit with ticket sales or is it subsidised?
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