The first train for the Line 1 of the Metro of Lima in Peru has been shipped
The first Metropolis train for the additional order for Line 1 of Lima metro has been shipped by Alstom.
The new train for the Lima Metro Line 1 is part of the contract for the supply of 20 additional trains and 39 cars to increase Line 1‘s fleet that was signed by Alstom and Graña y Montero Ferrovías in 2016.
The Lima metro Line 1 is 34 km long, includes 26 stations and crosses the city from South ‘Villa El Salvador’ to North ‘San Juan de Lurigango’. The need for new fleet is due to an increase in ridership on the line, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011 and totals about 320,000 per day.
Thanks to the new metro cars, the headway will be reduced to 3 minutes thus increasing the capacity to 48 000 passengers per hour.
The Metropolis train features large doors, low floor, extra wide seats and gangways between the coaches. Furthermore, with dynamic information displays and an interior design which favours natural light, the new trains aim to improve passengers’ safety and comfort.
The train left the factory of Santa Perpetua, Barcelona to go to the port of Santander where it will then set sail to Peru.