Peru railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Peru.

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    Peru’s first underground metro line opens


    PERU: The first section of Lima metro Line 2 has been opened by President Dina Boluarte and Minister of Transport & Communications Raúl Pérez Reyes. Phase 1a, which opened on December 21, runs 5 km entirely underground from Evitamiento to Mercado Santa Anita with five stations. ...

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    Huancayo – Huancavelica route modernisation plan


    PERU: Tenders have been called for the upgrading and subsequent operation of the Huancayo – Huancavelica railway east of Lima.

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    Peru’s ‘Señor Tren’ joins Railroad Development Corp


    INTERNATIONAL: Railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corp has appointed Dr Juan de Dios Olaechea as Managing Director, International Business Development, with initial target markets of Latin America and worldwide mining-related opportunities.

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    Locomotives exported from the USA to Peru


    PERU: Logistics company Dachser has delivered two 180 tonne diesel locomotives to Lima from the Port of Houston in the USA. ‘Managing all the steps of this type of heavy-lift cargo project can be quite challenging; however, Dachser was able to manage ...

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    Country profile

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    Lima, Peru: urban area rail network map

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    Ministry of Transport & Communications, Peru

    Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones

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    Belmond Andean Explorer launched


    PERU: Hotel and cruise train operator Belmond launched what it describes as ‘South America’s first luxury sleeper train’ on May 4. Operating on the PeruRail network between Cusco and Arequipa, the Belmond Andean Explorer offers a two-night journey through ‘some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world’, its large ...

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    Metro Report International

    Lima metro capacity expansion supervisor chosen


    PERU: A consortium of Barcelona metro operator TMB and consultancy Ayesa is to supervise the upgrade of Lima metro Line 1, under a US$6·8m three-year contract awarded by government body Ositran. TMB and Ayesa are to audit the investment plan that includes additional rolling stock, power supply and signalling ...

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    Lima metro Line 2 train shipped


    PERU: The first trains for Lima metro Line 2 were shipped from the port of Salerno in Italy on August 16 by shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. Each 17·6 m long car, weighing 35 tonnes was loaded onto the Cerinthus by crane. The journey to the Peruvian port of Callao is expected ...

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    More Alstom Metropolis cars ordered for Lima


    PERU: Lima metro concessionaire Graña y Montero Ferrovias has awarded Alstom a €200m contract for the supply of 139 metro cars to operate on Line 1. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 2019 and will include 20 six-car Metropolis trainsets, in addition to 19 cars to lengthen from ...

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    Lima metro opens Line 1 extension


    PERU: The third phase of Lima metro Line 1 opened at 06.00 on July 25. The 12·4 km extension runs north from Grau to Bayóvar on an elevated alignment. This adds 10 stations to Line 1, which is expected to increase its ridership to 250 000 passengers/day. Services run every ...

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    Lima metro Line 2 concession awarded


    PERU: On behalf of the Ministry of Transport & Communications, on March 28 state investment agency ProInversión awarded the Nuevo Metro de Lima consortium the US$9bn Lima metro Line 2 concession. The consortium will design, finance, build, operate and maintain the 27 km Line 2 running east-west from Ate to ...

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    Lima metro Line 2 prequalification


    PERU: Investment agency ProInversión has prequalified three consortia for the concession to build, operate and maintain Lima metro Line 2. Award of the 35-year, US$5·7bn concession is scheduled for February 28. The prequalified consortia are: Consorcio Nuevo Metro de Lima: ACS, FCC Construcción, Impregilo, AnsaldoBreda, Cosapi; Consorcio Metro Subterráneo ...

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    Lima metro Line 2 PPP proposal


    PERU: A team of consultants led by Geodata of Italy has proposed a PPP or concession model for Lima metro Line 2, a planned 27 km east-west route from Ate to Callao with 35 stations. The project has been costed at US$5·37bn, including US$2·94bn for infrastructure and US$871m for vehicles. ...

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    Lima metro operator chooses Alstom Metropolis trains


    PERU: Alstom has been awarded a €130m contract to supply 19 five-car Metropolis trainsets to operating concessionaire Tren Lima – Línea 1 for the Tren Eléctrico metro project in Lima. Proinversión, an agency promoting private investment in Peru, awarded a 30-year concession for the operation and maintenance of Line ...

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    Machu Picchu railway rebuilding begins


    PERU: Engineers from Ferrocarril Transandino have begun repairs to the 914 mm gauge railway between Cusco and Machu Picchu which was cut by landslides after exceptional rain on January 23. No trains have run on the 42 km section between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu since then, but on February 3 ...

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    Lima metro concession expected


    PERU: This month is due to see the award of a 40-year concession to complete and operate Line 1 of the Lima metro. The government's private investment agency ProInversión announced in September that final bids were to be submitted by September 17, with the technical offers to be opened on ...

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    Alternative fuels on test


    LAST MONTH, three railways unveiled projects intended to reduce the rail industry’s dependence on diesel fuel. On June 14, Brazilian industrial giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce announced in Rio de Janiero that it will use biological fuel on its Vitória a Minas Railway, following positive tests with two locomotives ...