Today marks the first day that paper Subte passes will no longer be accepted across the city’s Subte stations. In an effort to make the City of Buenos Aires’ public transportation more modern and ecologically efficient, the City’s Transportation Ministry have changed the underground game, meaning you can only use magnetized Sube cards to get around.
If you haven’t already made the switch from paper to plastic, you’re likely a passing tourist, work from home or an Olympic walker, and we’re sorry you have to cough up AR $25 for this new piece of technology, but not really ’cause get with it already. As for the rest, the 96 percent of passengers who already use the plastic, this really doesn’t matter.
But have no fear, paper enthusiasts, for you can still use your previously bought paper passes until May 31. But start heading to your local kiosko for a new card, we know you were on your way there for an alfajor anyway.