Lima - May 27, 2023.- Given the increase in passenger flow on Line 1 of the Lima Metro and the upcoming integration with Line 2 and future Lines 3 and 4, the concessionaire Tren Urbano de Lima, in charge of Line 1, said it plans to present a transport capacity expansion project that will benefit one million passengers per day.
This announcement was made by the general manager of Line 1 of the Lima Metro, José Zárate, during the technical visit made by the executive director of ProInversión, José Salardi, and his team, to the facilities of Line 1 of the Lima Metro, in order to coordinate potential projects to improve efficiency in the service.
Line 1 of the Metro transports 530 thousand passengers per day, and given the growth in demand for Line 1 and the integration with future lines in the short term, this situation would become more critical. That is why the concessionaire would propose to the MTC, a second extension that allows to increase the capacity to transport one million passengers per day.
"The phase of contractual modification and investment is foreseen for 2024 – 2030 and is made up of civil works, electromechanical equipment and acquisition of new fleet of trains," said the general manager of the concessionaire Tren Urbano de Lima, José Zárate. "This year the commitment is to carry out the pre-investment study at the profile level so that, if approved this year, in 2024 we can be in a modification phase and make an addendum to the concession contract; taking this project forward," he added.
He also noted that the investment amounts and financial structuring will be defined in the profile study that would be carried out this year.
Line 1 of the Lima Metro, is 33.1 kilometers long, has 44 trains in 26 stations that run through 11 districts of the capital, including 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.
Zárate also mentioned that it is planned to propose a project to extend Line 1 of the Lima Metro to Lurin, in order to integrate with the future project of Commuter Train from Lima to Ica, but that in a first phase would extend 3 kilometers along Av. Separadora Industrial (Villa El Salvador) with 2 passenger stations and a cable car that would provide direct services to the National Museum of Archaeology and Pachacamac.
During the visit to Line 1 of the Metro, in the district of Villa El Salvador, the workshop yard, the security center, operations control and maintenance workshops were visited; as well as the Gamarra station in La Victoria.
MEGAPROJECT LINE 2
Subsequently, the delegation of PROINVERSIÓN, visited the different works that are being carried out on Line 2 of the Lima Metro, the 28 de Julio station -whose physical progress reaches 50%- and the Plaza Manco Cápac station, to learn about the experience of the concessionaire in the execution of this megaproject awarded by PROINVESIÓN in 2014.
According to the concessionaire of Metro de Lima Line 2, the overall progress of the project - at the end of April 2023 - is 51% of the investment commitment amounting to US$ 4,531 million (excluding VAT).
The executive director of ProInversión, José Salardi, mentioned that the execution and commissioning of this mega work will change the face of the city of Lima, and would direct our public transport system to the height of the large cities of the region.
At the beginning of its operation, Line 2 of the Metro expects to transport 660 thousand passengers per day, with a growth demand to 1.2 million users per day, since it will have 42 trains that will travel through 13 districts of Lima and Callao: Ate Vitarte, Santa Anita, San Luis, El Agustino, La Victoria, Breña, Jesús María, Cercado de Lima, Carmen de la Legua and Callao.
It is estimated that this megaproject will benefit a population of 2.5 million people, distributed in 10 districts directly and 3 indirectly.
Line 2 of the Lima Metro is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project that will allow in 45 minutes to travel from the port of Callao to the Municipality of Ate, leaving behind the 45 minutes of traffic congestion in public transport. It consists of a branch of Line 4 Av. Elmer Faucett - Av. Néstor Gambetta (passing through the airport), 8 kilometers and 8 stations.
Source: Press Release - PROINVERSIÓN