Enraged train commuters rioted in a major rail station in
Angry passengers lobbed rocks at ticket booths, and set fire to automated ticket dispensers and police offices inside the Constitucion train station, the largest station in
Overcrowding has plagued the railway, leading from Constitucion station in downtown
The government pays a 5.5 million dollar subsidy every month to the private concession Trenes Metropolitanos running train services. The state-run commuter rail was privatized in 1999, under the administration of former president Carlos Menem.
Human rights groups continue to rally for the release of Roberto Canteros, political prisoner since 2005. Canteros was arrested during a train commuter riot, when passengers fed up with poor service destroyed a local train station in Haedo, a suburb of