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Lima Metro

The strategic objective is to consolidate Lima’s Metro Network; the current administration’s main project is Line 2, which will connect Ate and Callao, as well as the line connecting Av. Faucett with Av. Gambetta, of Line 4.

The government’s priority is to pursue the consolidation of Lima’s Metro Network through construction, operation and maintenance of Line 2 and of the Av. Faucett – Av. Gambetta stretch of Line 4, as well as the concession of the construction of Line 3. According to performed studies, this latter route will concentrate most public transport demand in the next years. Furthermore, the baseline studies for Line 4 of Lima’s Metro will be formulated before July 2016.

Line 1: Villa El Salvador – Av. Grau – San Juan de Lurigancho

Line 1 of Lima’s Metro covers 26 stations and runs through nine districts: Villa El Salvador, Villa María del Triunfo, San Juan de Miraflores, Santiago de Surco, San Borja, La Victoria, Cercado de Lima, El Agustino and San Juan de Lurigancho. It is 33.1 kilometers long and started its operations in January 2012. As of March 2015, it had transported approximately 164 million passengers. Currently, 24 trains are in operation to meet all of Line 1’s service demand. However, given the increasing demand for this modern transport service, the sector has been performing technical and financial studies to expand the train fleet and the number of stations, which will increase service frequencies and reduce waiting times.

Line 1 has allowed reducing the journey time between Villa El Salvador and San Juan de Lurigancho from 2 hours to 54 minutes. It is also worth pointing out that a special formwork was used for construction of the bridges on which this transport system moves a method that allows progressive, section-based construction. Thus, it was possible to build the Rimac (see picture) and Huascar bridges. The former bridge is 240 m long and is located over the homonymous river, while the latter spans over the beltway and is 274 m long. This methodology prevented having to shut down the traffic in this important city thoroughfare and allowed work during river flooding.

Finally, since it is operated with electricity, Line 1 does not generate any GEI emissions (greenhouse gas emissions), which will allow reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by over 32,000 tons.

Line 2: Ate – Callao and Av. Faucett – Av. Gambetta stretch of Line 4

This concession, which was granted in April 2014, is one of the sector’s a flagship projects. It will comprise 35 stations and benefit commuters of the ten districts it runs through: Santa Anita, Ate, San Luis, El Agustino, La Victoria, Cercado de Lima, Breña, Carmen de la Legua, Bellavista and Callao. It will allow covering 35 kilometers in only 45 minutes, a distance that currently requires a trip of about two hours.

As of 2020, it is estimated that this route will transport more than 200 million passengers per year. Moreover, towards the end of the concession in 2047, demand will increase to up to 350 million trips per year.

This project will be developed in three stages: 1A, 1B, and 2. It is estimated that Stage 1A (Stretch 5), which will run through the district of Santa Anita, reach up to Lima’s beltway (Via de Evitamiento) and comprise five stations, will be operational by the middle of next year. The other stretches will be operational in 2020.

Construction works started on December 29, 2014 and will require an investment of US$5.168 billion (this includes rolling stock, civil works and VAT). Let us see the details of each axis covered in this route.

Line 2: Ate - Callao

The route will include 27 stations. Furthermore, its route will be connected to the Metropolitano at Estación Central, to Line 1 of the Metro at 28 de Julio Station, and to the future lines 3 and 4 of Lima and Callao’s Metro.

Avenida Faucett – Avenida Gambetta Branchz

It will include 8 stations along its route, along the axis of Avenida Faucett from Avenida Oscar R. Benavides to Avenida Gambetta. It will be connected to Line 2 at Carmen de la Legua Station and with the airport. This branch is a stretch of the future Line 4 of Lima and Callao’s Metro.

More information regarding Lima’s Metro

Mass Electrical Transport System for Lima and Callao, Line 1

Regarding the Project

Basic Network of Lima’s Metro - Mass Electrical Transport System for Lima and Callao was approved by Supreme Decree No. 059-2010-MTC, comprising 5 lines whose preliminary routes are:

  • Line 1: Avenida Separadora Industrial, Avenida Pachacutec, Avenida Tomás Marsano, Avenida Aviación, Avenida Grau, Jirón Locumba, Avenida 9 de Octubre, Avenida Próceres de la Independencia, Avenida Fernando Wiese
  • Line 2: Avenida Guardia Chalaca, Avenida Venezuela, Avenida Arica, Avenida Guzman Blanco, Avenida 28 de Julio, Avenida Nicolás Ayllón, Avenida Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre (Central Highway)
  • Line 3: Avenida Alfredo Benavides, Avenida Larco, Avenida Arequipa, Avenida Garcilazo de la Vega, Avenida Tacna, Avenida Pizarro, Avenida Túpac Amaru, Avenida Rosa de América, Avenida Universitaria
  • Line 4: Avenida Elmer Faucett, Avenida La Marina, Avenida Sánchez Carrión, Avenida Salaverry, Avenida Canevaro, Avenida José Pardo de Zela, Avenida Canadá, Avenida Circunvalación, Avenida Javier Prado
  • Line 5: Avenida Huaylas, Avenida Paseo de la República, Avenida República de Panamá, Avenida Miguel Grau

Regarding Line 1:

Line 1 is planned to link the district of Villa El Salvador, in the south of Lima, with the district of San Juan de Lurigancho, in the capital’s northwest, also covering the districts of San Juan de Miraflores, Surco, Surquillo, San Borja, San Luis, La Victoria and Cercado de Lima.

The complete infrastructure of Line 1 will include 26 passenger stations and a mainly raised two-track viaduct with an approximate length of 34 kilometers.

The work will benefit more than 3 million inhabitants, which represents 41% of the total population of the Metropolitan Area of Lima and Callao.

  • The first stretch of Line 1 (Villa El Salvador – Cercado de Lima), which is 22.1 kilometers long and includes 16 stations (5 above ground and 11 underground) was carried out by the Ministry of Transports and Communications as public work, comprising the civil work construction and the implementation of its corresponding electromechanical equipment.
  • The second stretch of Line 1 (Cercado de Lima – San Juan de Lurigancho) will be approximately 11.9 kilometers long and will comprise 10 stations; its construction is due to start soon.

Regarding the Concession Contract of Line 1:

Mainly for operation, maintenance and provision of rolling stock for Line 1, an operator was selected through the modality of Comprehensive Project Tender, whose terms are set out in a concession contract.

One of the main contractual terms is that the concessionaire is to be responsible for designing and constructing the civil works, providing the required investments and operating the Special Project of the Mass Electrical Transport System for Lima and Callao, on Stretch 1 of Line 1, Villa el Salvador – 2 de Mayo Hospital (Av. Grau), and on Stretch 2 (upon finishing the works) throughout the concession period, after which all assets will be handed over and/or returned to the Ministry of Transports and Communications.

The concession term is 30 years, with an estimated investment of PEN652 million and it is co-financed.

The concession was granted on February 22, 2011 and the contract was signed on April 11, 2011 with the concessionaire GYM Ferrovías S.A.

Stations of Line 1

There are 26 stations along the approximately 34 kilometers of Line 1 of the operating Basic Network of the Lima and Callao Metro, corresponding to stretches II and I.


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Electric Train Contract
Annex 1 to 5
Annex 6 to 11
Addendum No. 1 Electric Train Contract
Addendum No. 2 Electric Train Contract