Metro Lima Aim To Double Rolling Stock Capacity By 2016

Metro Lima Aim To Double Rolling Stock Capacity By 2016

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has announced plans to double rolling stock numbers by 2016, with the metro hoping to have 125 trains operating the capital by 2023.

Minister José Gallardo has confirmed that by 2016 the city will have 44 trains in operation with 264 cars, which will represent a significant step in reducing the severe congestion the city faces at peak times. The purchase of additional rolling stock is part of a broad investment in urban transportation in the city, with new metro lines under construction and new urban highways being developed.

Gallardo explained that by “2016 it is expected the number of trains on the basic Lima Metro will have doubled”.

The MTC have also explained that by 2016 the impact and function of Line 3 of the cities Metro network will be clear and well defined.

The minister confirmed that “by 2023 there will be 125 trains in Lima, with 827 cars”.