by Beatrice Murch and Madeleine Decker, 13 August 2012.
The ten-day subte strike has brought the city of Buenos Aires to its knees as commuters try to make their way in and through the city of three million residents. More cars are on the road, which just increases the traffic and the delays all around. Tempers are flaring on all sides of the conflict and cooler heads are having a hard time prevailing and the porteños are making do as best they can. Photographers Beatrice Murch and Madeleine Decker bring you a glimpse of the chaos.
A woman reads a sign in Alem subte station announcing cutbacks in the number of subte trains. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
Commuters gather in Once to figure out how to get home. (Photo: Madeleine Decker)
To add to the nightmare, Av Rivadavia is cut off at Congreso forcing all traffic onto Av Callao (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
Everything is closed for business - the subway and the sube card recharge station. (Photos: Madeleine Decker)
All forms of transit are used on the afternoon commute. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A sign on the Lima subte station proclaims Macri as Lazy and Useless. (Photo: Madeleine Decker)
Massive lines for the train in Once and the buses on Av de Mayo (Photos: Madeleine Decker)
'Interrupcion Total' reads the subte sign in Palermo (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
Cars are lined up right to the limit of the crosswalk making crossing the street even more stressful. (Photo: Beatrice Murch)
A sign in the subway lets riders know about the strike. (Photo: Beatrice Murch) | The city came up with a plan of extra buses to try and ease the pain. (Photo: Madeleine Decker)
School buses line up along Avenida de Mayo to provide emergency transport. (Photo: Madeleine Decker)