The first of the 42, six-car driverless trainsets, that will be deployed on Line 2 of the Lima Metro, left the port of Salerno in Italy this week. Each 17.6m car, weighing 35 tonnes, was loaded by the Hapag-Lloyd shipping company on 16 August and will take 29 days to reach Lima, Peru. The Nuevo Metro de Lima consortium was granted the US$9bn Line 2 design, finance, build, operate and maintain concession in March 2014.
Los primeros 2,290 metros del túnel de la Línea 2 del Metro de Lima, desde el mercado de Santa Anita hasta la Vía de Evitamiento, ya fueron concluidos y se espera que en setiembre próximo esté listo el primer tramo de la obra, es decir, cinco kilómetros, informó la empresa concesionaria.
In spite of a number of setbacks, the $5,500 million dollar project to open Lima’s 2nd metro line is expected to into service during the first quarter of 2021. Deputy Transport Minister Henry Zaira, explains they are facing problems surveying the soil but have adjusted their deadline now that work is expected to take place 24 hours a day.
Japanese and South Korean investors have expressed their interest in the concession of Lima Metro Lines 3 & 4, which was announced on the sidelines of Road Show Asia 2015 organized by Peru in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. Proinversion Investment Director Javier Correa confirmed that both Hitachi and Mitsubishi have shown interest in such megaprojects.
Deputy Transport Minister Henry Zaira, this week discussed the impact of Lima Metro’s new Line 4 project, which will connect Lima with Callao and will benefit over 500,000 residents. The work, which features a light rail and a tram system, will cover 22.65km and will be completed in 2018.
Peru’s housing and construction ministry will build two aerial cable car lines to improve mobility in the working-class districts of north Lima. Both lines will require a total investment of $84 million. Bidding for the $51 million North Lima line will begin in October. The first line will connect the Independencia and San Juan de Lurigancho districts in north Lima.
China construirá el ferrocarril transoceánico que unirá Brasil y Perú, Atlántico y pacífico con una longitud de unos 4.700 kilómetros que dará acceso, además, a grandes zonas productora e materias primas y alimentos. Los primeros estudios de la línea, entre ellos los de viabilidad y financieros, ya se han iniciado y se prevé que sus conclusiones puedan estará listas en un año, en mayo de 2016.
Both Line 2 and Line 3 of the Peruvian capital will be constructed underground, as they will be serving densely populated and heavily urbanised parts of the city, according to the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jose Gallardo.
State promoter of private investment, ProInversión, has confirmed that the pre-investment feasibility study for line 3 of the Lima Metro will be ready by the end of March or start of April, which means the project is on schedule to the deadline to finalise the route and define the investment necessary.
Luis Castañeda Lossio, the mayor of the Peruvian capital, has confirmed that the metropolitan municipality will be unable to fund the cities proposed monorail network, and the project must solely funded through private investment if it is to proceed. “The municipality does not have the economic capacity to do this, we all know it and we know it very well”, the mayor of Lima explained.