With the new measure of the Ministry of Transport, the train that connects Buenos Aires with Mar del Plata is enabled. When planning a trip there are a number of aspects to consider, among which are the permit for it, the purchase of the ticket and the sanitary measures that must be complied with.
Mario Meoni announcement that from the next November 23 It will be possible to make use of the medium and long distance trains in the Argentine territory.
The Minister of Transport also communicated that, during the first days, the use of the same will be exclusive for the excepted and essential personnel. For this they must have the unique enabling certificate to circulate.
Those who want to do it for tourist purposes must wait until December 1, the date stipulated for the start of the summer season. In the case of these people, they must announce their trip through the application Take care of summer and obtain the corresponding authorization.
One of the first points to consider is that, both to go to Mar del Plata and to other destinations enabled, the ticket must be obtained online or telephone. For those interested, this requires connectivity and the ability to face the payment virtually.
The only people who will be able to access the face-to-face sale are retirees and people with disabilities.
As for services, it is stipulated that there will be one daily in each of the senses. The one from Constitucin will leave at 3:29 p.m., while the one that leaves Mar del Plata will do so at 11:44 p.m.
The trip in total does not exceed 6 hours in duration and has about 11 stops, among which mention can be made of Brandsen, Castelli, Dolores and Maip.
Regarding the cost of it, the prices vary between $ 660 and $ 795, depending on the location chosen to travel.
To guarantee social distancing, it was announced that all medium and long-distance trains will have a reduced capacity in relation to what is usually known.
The presence of free seats can be appreciated, above all, in those rows of three seats.
In addition, as Meoni himself announced, each service will have a car enabled for preventive isolation. This measure is intended for the hypothetical case that a passenger presents symptoms of covid during the trip.
Other important information regarding health measures to travel by train to Mar del Plata are:
- The use of a chinstrap is mandatory.
- The trains are permanently ventilated.
Finally, before embarking on a trip of these characteristics, it is convenient to inquire about the epidemiological situation of the destination in question, in order to take the necessary preventive measures.