Some MAFEX partners in Lima’s Metro


Bombardier was responsible for Rail Control Solutions to Enhance Travel for More Passengers in Lima, Peru. Metro Lima project adds to Bombardier’s presence in providing signalling solutions in fast-growing South American markets. Up to 350,000 passengers a day where expected to travel on the final extended Metro Lima Line 1, where Bombardier has delivered its BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 350 rail control solution. The upgrade to the metro line, including a final 12 km extension, is expected to reduce vehicle traffic in Peru’s capital city significantly as well as cut carbon dioxide emissions by up to 32,000 tones each year. In delivering this project in a record time of 15 months, Bombardier has been responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of equipment and satellite CITYFLO 350 board to line 21.4 km , including 16 stations , and 15 trains on the line. The supply includes automatic train protection EBI Cab 800, the interlocking EBI Lock 950, the detector station EBI and EBI Track 300 Switch 700 and centre systems Control EBI 2000. The team has also faced some major challenges technical, as this was also the first implementation of some of the art products of Bombardier, as EBI Lock 950 CBI Release 4 and EBI Track 300 units, as part of a CITYFLO 350 solution. Delivering this project in a record time of 15 months, Bombardier has been responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the CITYFLO 350 track and on-board equipment, for the 21.4 km line, including 16 stations, and the 15 trains running on the line. The supply included the EBI Cab 800 automatic train protection, EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking, EBI Track 300 train detection and EBI Switch 700 point machine and EBI 2000 control centre systems. The team also faced some major technical challenges, as this was also the first implementation of some of our latest generation products such as the EBI Lock 950 CBI Release 4 and the EBI Track 300 units, as part of a CITYFLO 350 solution.


Given Idom’s extensive international experience, the firm was selected to design a new Integrated Ticketing System for the Metro of Lima, the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) network and the Integrated Transport System (ITS). This system will make it possible to use a single interoperable smartcard for all public transport in the metropolitan areas of Lima and Callao. The smartcard will replace the existing cards which are independent and incompatible between the different modes of transport. In addition, Idom is also designing various transportation projects in Lima such as the renovation of the Tacna- Arica rail line or improving urban transport in Lima and Trujillo.


The multinational has equipped the emblematic infrastructure of line 1 of the electrical train of the Basic Metro Network of Lima and Callao in Peru with its passenger control systems using contactless technology, fire detection and extinction systems and telecommunications systems.

This project consolidates Indra as one of the world leaders in technology for the railroad sector.

Indra has successfully implemented its contactless ticketing technology, telecommunications, fire detection and extinction systems for the second section of line 1 of the Metro in Lima.

The passenger control system implemented by Indra includes a completely contactless ticketing system, equipped with manual and automatic ticketing and access control systems, with a solution adapted to persons with reduced mobility, as well as systems for the solution’s control and management. Contactless technology grants passengers access by simply moving a smart card over a reader, thereby speeding up access and making it more convenient, offering security and preventing possible fraud.

Indra has also managed the telecommunications systems, including both the main fiber-optic network comprising the digital transmission system, as well as networking systems that distinguish between the networks for operations and for administration, also included in the stations of section 1. These also integrate the IP telephony and emergency system, speaker system, timers, closed-circuit television and video and audio recording systems, amongst others. Likewise, the company has implemented the fire detection and extinction system.


Typsa is working on the final design of the Line 2 section that runs from Oscar Benavides Station, located near the junction between Avenida Amezaga and Avenida Benavides, to the Port of Callao, as well as the final design of the entire Line 4 branch line (Avenida Faucett to Avenida Gambetta). Line 2 will involve the construction of a total of 27 km of underground metro and 27 stations. The Avenida Faucett – Avenida Gambetta branch, part of the future Line 4, involves the construction of 8 km of underground metro and 8 stations, one of which is an important link to the airport, another a direct interchange with Line 2. Thanks to this project, the current two–hour journey between Ate and El Callao will be notably reduced to just 45 minutes. Typsa is responsible for the design of all the metro system elements and the necessary ancillary works, with a total of 14 km of TBM-bored tunnel and 14 cut & cover underground stations. Typsa has been working in Peru since 1994. In recent years, TYPSA Peru has made its mark on the local Peruvian consultancy sector, positioning itself among the top engineering firms in the country. As a result, the Spanish company has taken part in major projects, working for both private sector clients and the various government departments.