Peru: Underground Central Station to be Most Modern in South America


(LIP-ir) — The Municipality of Lima’s Mayor, Luis Castañeda Lossio has announced that the construction of the Lima’s underground Central Station will begin on Monday July 16.

The first phase of construction is to cut and remove the entire "Paseo de los Héroes Navales", a monument/park in front of the Sheraton Hotel, and commence excavation.

Lima, Peru’s Mayor stated that this construction is crucial in the development of public transportation in Peru’s capital city and will place the city of Lima as one of the most advanced in the world. He also pointed out that construction will take about a year and cost $18 million.

Castañeda explainded that this was the most modern and important change that has happened in Lima and when viewed from an architectural perspective, the underground station will be one of the most modern constructions in South America.

Mayor Castañeda explained that people will be able to commute freely and comfortably, being able to take advantage of organized schedules and bus stops. He stated that commuters will save much more time, a 3 hour trip from Chorrillos to Comas will take 40 minutes when the project is finished.

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