Lima Metro Extension Set to Open in 2008

Lima, Peru is one of South America's biggest cities, with a population of more than seven million. Until now, buses have provided most public transport. The existing 10 km metro is the only major city line in the world that only operates at weekends. The article reviews the plans to extend the existing metro line into the city center and further construction to provide Lima with a north-south and east-west network. The planned line is expected to carry about 110 million passengers a year and serve two million inhabitants along the route. The line will run on an existing freight railway, sharing tracks with heavy rail services. The current line will be improved to facilitate track sharing. The timetable for the extension is not defined yet, but the estimated demand in 2008, the year commercial services should start, is 280,000 passengers per day.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 34-35
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  • Accession Number: 01002214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2005 5:35PM