2018: The Opening of a Rapid Transit Station in Argentina’s Capital and Largest City

May 17, 2018

A station on Line H of the Buenos Aires Underground rapid transit system (Subterráneo de Buenos Aires) was officially opened. This station in the northern section of Argentina’s capital and largest city is adjacent to its namesake, the University of Buenos Aires’ law school (formally known as the Faculty of Law, or Facultad de Derecho). The Facultad de Derecho Station is also in the vicinity of the Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place for a large number of prominent figures in Argentine history; and the National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes).

The public officials taking part in the early-morning inauguration of the Facultad de Derecho Station in 2018 included Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina; Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Buenos Aires’ chief of government; and Franco Moccia, the city’s minister of urban development and transport. Eduardo de Montmollin, who had become president of the Buenos Aires Underground in January of that year, was also on hand for the debut of the station. (The above photo was taken on the Facultad de Derecho’s first day of service.)

This station, which serves as the northern terminus for Line H, was renamed the Facultad de Derecho-Julieta Lanteri Station the following year. An Italian-born immigrant, Julieta Lanteri (1873-1932) was a physician who achieved renown as one of Argentina’s leading social reform advocates.

Photo Credit: The Government of Buenos Aires City (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Argentina license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ar/deed.en)

Additional information on Line H of the Buenos Aires Underground (Subterráneo de Buenos Aires) is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_H_(Buenos_Aires_Underground

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