Saturday, November 7, 2009

Auxilio de Colectivo - Expreso Quilmes

Roadside Assistance Truck, Expreso Quilmes Auxilio de Colectivo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
This would have been your colectivo to Quilmes but, obviously, it has a problem. Well, this kind of daily trouble is not rare in a big city like Buenos Aires. Actually, it is not a big deal. You just get off the bus and take the next colectivo that comes, and they are coming frequently. In case of a vehicle defect of line 98 this fancy tow truck comes to the rescue. Remarkably, every bus company has its own auxilio de colectivo, a roadside assistance vehicle. To me, this old Mercedes-Benz truck was rather a roadside attraction. Thankfully, I have personally never experienced a breakdown with a bus in Buenos Aires yet (knock on wood).

5 comments:

Jacob said...

Nice slice-of-life in BA! And it's nice that the colectivos have such quick repair service available.

Hope you never have to experience a breakdown like this, though. They usually happen when you're running late for an important appointment!

AB said...

that certainly is a fine breakdown truck.

Andreea said...

This really looks like a slice of daily life that can be set in Bucharest. Half a world apart and still a lot in common :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sounds like Buenos Aires has good public transit or at lest tries hard. With 13 million people, your city has a lot of people to mover around!

peenkfrik said...

It must be exciting to have the bus halt in the middle of the road and wait for this weird looking rescuer. :)