Lima Metro: Line 1 Extension To Be Completed in 2014
Carlos Paredes, Minister of Transportation and Communications, announced this week that the second section of Lima’s inaugural metro line will be put into operation in April 2014, almost six months behind schedule.
The extension to Line 1 will connect El Salvador to San Juan de Lurigancho and is 78 percent complete, with an additional $900 million investment needed to complete the project.
Paredes also provided some insight into further metro lines in the Peruvian capital. He explained that studies undertaken in collaboration with Japanese partners have identified a significant demand for further public transport services, with research indicating that substantial further investment could prove to be both feasible and advisable.
“The Line 6 will extend 30 kilometers from Tupac Amaru Avenue in San Martin de Porres to Primavera Avenue in Santiago de Surco,” Paredes explained.
Paredes also noted that the $6.5 billion investment for Line 2, which will connect the districts of Ate and Callao, would be used to purchase land, for construction of civil works, procurement of trains and hiring a supervisory body and the construction company.