Kind of. Because no matter how much things change, we will always continue to demand for a 24-hour subway service “just like the rest of the world does” even though when we say “rest of the world” we only mean New York. And London, maybe.
Anyway, turns out that starting today the Subte service is changing its schedule in Buenos Aires and will operate between 5:30 AM and 11:30 PM on weekdays.
On Saturdays (AKA when you go out and get drunk), the Subte service will operate between 6 AM and midnight, and on Sundays (AKA the day no one rides the Subte because it’s depressing) the service will run between 8 AM and 10 PM.
So yes, when you’re feeling tipsy, tired, smell of cigarettes and decide to ditch the nightclub and go home because the freaking sun is coming up on Sunday morning and you promised your friends you would meet them for burgers in Palermo Soho at 1 PM, you will still have to sit by the steps of the Subte early in the morning, head between your knees, and wait until someone opens the gate at eight in the morning as passers-by judge you because you’re a mess and you know it.
“Why can’t we be like the rest of the world?!” you probably cry to the heavens, drunken fist in the air, instead of just getting a bus, or a cab or an Uber and shutting up.
Well, Berlin’s U-Bahn (that’s Subte in German, y’all) doesn’t run all night. Neither does the Metro in Madrid. So stop complaining and just be happy that the subway in Buenos Aires is now open until 11:30 at night during the week.
You can’t always get what you want.