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G20: No Subways or Trains During Summit

Government officials detailed the security operation for next week's event.

By | [email protected] | November 20, 2018 4:53pm

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Different government officials held a press conference today to lay out the security operation that will take place in the City of Buenos Aires – and some of its outskirts – during the G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 30th and December 1st. It will involve several roadblocks and the interruption of public transport services.

Here’s the lowdown on what will work and what will not during the operative:

  • Subways: The B and H lines will have reduced service on Thursday, November 29, and all lines will be completely interrupted on November 30th and December 1st.
  • Trains: No trains will run on the two days during which the summit takes place. All lines will resume operations on December 2nd at midnight, except for the Mitre, which will do so on December 3rd.
  • Airports: Ezeiza will operate normally, but security controls will be strengthened. El Palomar will be closed between November 29th at 8 PM to December 1st at 10 PM. Aeroparque will be closed from November 29th at 3 PM until December 1st at 10 PM.
  • Long-Distance Buses: The Retiro terminal will be closed from November 29th at 3 PM until December 2nd at the same time. Its operations will be temporarily moved to the Dellepiane terminal.
  • Buses: Buses will mostly work normally, although they will encounter roadblocks if they need to pass through one or more of the following avenues from November 29th at 9 PM to December 2nd at midnight: Independencia, Entre Ríos/Callao, Las Heras, Sarmiento, Figueroa Alcorta, and La Pampa.

Speaking at the conference, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich indicated that 22,000 security force officials will be deployed in the operation. Moreover, the minister explained that forces will set “protective rings” around Costa Salguero, where the summit will take place.

Av. 9 de Julio will also be completely blocked from November 30th at 8 AM until December 1st at the same time, as part of a security operation to guard the Gala Dinner for world leaders that will take place at the Teatro Colón on the evening of the 29th.