Peru: Underground Central Station to be built in Lima, Peru


(LIP-ir) — Alternate routes and detours, which were previously established and chosen by the government, were begun to be put in use by motorists today at 6 a.m.

The streets around "Paseo de los Héroes Navales", a park/monument located in front of the Sheraton Hotel, have been closed so an evaluation of the area can be done before excavation, for Lima’s new underground Central Station, begins.

Detours will have to continue being taken from now until the construction of the Central Station, which is to begin on Monday the 16, is completed.

To have an effective detour route, the Municipality of Lima – in coordination with Peru’s National Police (PNP), have carefully planned the most efficient way for motorists to get around this central part of the city. Peru’s National Police have provided the assistance of 60 extra officers to help make sure that traffic moves smoothly.

Peru’s General Manager of Protransporte explained that during the first phase of this project, the entire monument/park in front of the Justice Palace, will be cut and removed like a huge jigsaw puzzle. When the underground Central Station is finished, not only will everything be put back in its place but there will also be many improvements.

The grand station is to occupy 7 thousand square meters, of which 5,300 will be an underground shopping center.