Protransport improving Metropolitano infrastructure

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Protransport has begun maintenance and improvement projects to repair 38 stations throughout the entire system.

The transport system is making repairs to improve its quality of service and better the user satisfaction ratings that have taken a plunge.

Protransporte is targeting its service and physical infrastructure by working on implementation, maintenance, and cleaning. Although these measures are basic the system is a heavily used form of transportation and carries approximately 650,000 people throughout the capital every day.

The system consists of the Independent Corridor of Mass-Transit Buses (COSAC 1) that link the principal points of the Lima Metropolitan Area and runs from Chorrillos to the North of Lima through 38 stations for 33 kilometers of busway.

Some of the projects include repair of automatic door sensors, renovation of toilets, and the installation of polycarbonate sheets on the roofs of the buses.

The construction is to take place after hours from 11:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. to avoid disrupting regular service hours. It was not reported when the works are expected to be finished.The often chaotic Metropolitano has begun construction to improve all its 38 stations.

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