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Argentren S.A.
Industry Railway
Founded 2014 (2014)
Defunct March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02) (Ceased operations)
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Area served
Buenos Aires Province
Key people
Norberto Cots (President) [1]
Services Passenger trains
Owner Emepa Group

Argentren S.A.[2][3] was an Argentine private company that operated the Belgrano Sur and Roca railway services in Buenos Aires Province for about one year until the Government of Argentina rescinded the agreement with the company in March 2015. Since then, the Mitre and San Martín line are operated by State-owned company Operadora Ferroviaria Sociedad del Estado (SOFSE).[4]

The company was part of the Emepa Group, a consortium that has also been operating the Belgrano Norte Line through Ferrovías since 1994.[5]


  • History 1
  • Services operated 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


On May 24, 2012, the contract with TBA to operate the Mitre and Sarmiento lines was revoked by the Government of Argentina after the Once station rail disaster.[6] Both lines were temporarily operated by UGOFE, a consortium formed by railway companies Ferrovías, Metrovías and TBA, although TBA would be excluded from it a few days later.

On February 12, 2014, the Government of Argentina announced that some companies would take over the lines operated by UGOFE. The consortium was officially dissolved.[7][8]

Emepa Group also owned Ferrocentral, a railway company formed with Nuevo Central Argentino to run passenger services to Rosario, Tucumán and Córdoba cities of Argentina. The company was dissolved in November 2014, when the National Government took over the services, since then operated by SOFSE.[9][10]

When UGOFE and UGOMS were dissolved, Corredores Ferroviarios (a company part of Grupo Roggio, which also owns Metrovías, a company that operates the Buenos Aires Subte and Urquiza line since 1994) and Argentren took over the Mitre / San Martín and Belgrano Sur / Roca lines, respectively.[7][8][11][12][13][14][15]

On March 2, 2015, the Government of Argentina rescinded the contract with Argentren through its state-owned company SOFSE.[4] The contract with the company had been signed in February 2014, committing Argentren to operate the Roca and Belgrano Sur lines.[16][17][18]

Services operated

Line Connects Type
Roca Constitución - Ezeiza Electric
Constitución - Alejandro Korn
Constitución - La Plata Diesel
Temperley - Bosques
Temperley - Haedo
University train
Belgrano Sur Buenos Aires - González Catán Diesel
Tapiales - Marinos Cruc. Gral. Belgrano
Puente Alsina - Aldo Bonzi


  1. ^ a b Only private companies are listed. State-owned companies that operated the Belgrano Sur and Roca line were Ferrocarriles Argentinos (1948-91) and FEMESA (1991-94).


  1. ^ Argentren S.A. on
  2. ^ Página 12"De a uno por línea, para mejor control", , 12 Feb 2014]
  3. ^ En el Subte“Metrovías operará las líneas Mitre y San Martín”, , 12 Feb 2014]
  4. ^ a b "Ya está lista la ley que prevé más control estatal sobre los trenes", Clarín, 5 Mar 2015
  5. ^ Grupo Emepa website
  6. ^ Decreto N° 793/12: "Rescisión del contrato de concesión suscripto con la empresa Trenes de Buenos Aires S.A." on Infojus
  7. ^ a b , 12 Feb 2014Página 12"De a uno por línea, para mejor control",
  8. ^ a b , 12 Feb 2014En el Subte"Metrovías operará las líneas Mitre y San Martín",
  9. ^ "Estatizaron los trenes de pasajeros de larga distancia", Clarín, 8 Nov 2014
  10. ^ "El Gobierno estatizó los servicios de ferrocarriles de larga distancia", Infobae, 7 Nov 2014
  11. ^ Roggio y EMEPA se repartirán el manejo de cuatro ferrocarriles
  12. ^ Trenes cero kilómetro después de cincuenta años/ Cambios Recientes
  13. ^ , 12 Feb 2014La Nación"Trenes: le dan a Roggio el Mitre y el San Martín y a Emepa, el Roca y el Belgrano Sur",
  14. ^ Clarín, 12 Feb 2014"Las privadas volverán a operar la mayoría de las líneas ferroviarias",
  15. ^ "El Gobierno estableció un nuevo régimen de operaciones de las líneas ferroviarias", Telam, 12 Feb 2014
  16. ^ "Estado rescindió contrato de trenes a privados y avisó que no pagará indemnizaciones", Ambito Financiero, 2 Mar 2015
  17. ^ "Buenos Aires commuter routes renationalised", Railway Gazzette, 3 Mar 2015
  18. ^ Resolution N° 171/2015 - Official Bulletin of Argentina

External links

  • Official website
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