New Railway Tracks In Peru Will Add 552 New Kilometers


The next execution of the rail projects Lima-Ica and Trujillo-Chiclayo will add 552.3 kilometers of new rail infrastructure to the country, said the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

In the coming weeks, a window will be opened for the presentation of co-financed private initiatives for the aforementioned railway projects, as announced by President Martín Vizcarra, in Fiestas Patrias, wrote El Peruano.

The route that will link the Lima region with Ica will represent an investment of 10.520 million soles, and the one that will connect La Libertad with Lambayeque will demand 7.42 billion soles.

These two projects consider the implementation and commissioning of a railroad of electric traction and traffic of passengers and merchandise, which will travel at a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

As for the route, the Lima-Ica railway will cover Callao-Lima-Lurín-Chilca-Asia-Cañete-Chincha-Pisco-Ica route (323.7 kilometers); and the Trujillo-Chiclayo railway will have the route Puerto Salaverry-Trujillo-Chicama-Chocope-Paiján-San Pedro de Lloc-Pacasmayo-Chepén-Mocupe-Eten-Chiclayo.

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