WITH TEARS in their eyes, the citizens of Basavilbaso in Argentina congregated at the small town’s station on August 26 to witness the departure at 08.00 of the first passenger train since 1992. Around 21/2h later it arrived at Villaguay 62 km down the line. Local politicians were joined on the rostrum by Viviana de Leiva, headmistress of a school in Villa San Marcial where staff would be able to get to work in all weathers, the road between Villaguay and Basavilbaso frequently being impassable after heavy rain.

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