Alstom has started the shipment of the new trains for the additional order for Line 1 of Lima metro. In 2016, Alstom signed a contract with Graña y Montero Ferrovías for the supply of 20 additional trains and 39 cars in order to increase Line 1‘s fleet. The factory of Santa Perpetua, Barcelona, is in charge of the design, manufacturing and commissioning of the new trains.
The Lima metro line 1 is 34 km-long and includes 26 stations. It crosses the city from South ‘Villa El Salvador’ to North ‘San Juan de Lurigango’. The ridership, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011, is of 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 for Lima features large doors, low floor, extra wide seats and gangways between the coaches. Additionally, dynamic information displays and an interior design favoring natural light will improve passengers’ safety and comfort.