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Some Mafex members with projects in Lima and Callao Metropolitan Railway

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Alstom site in Santa Perpètua (Barcelona) has been responsible for the design, manufacture and commissioning of all the rolling stock that circulates on Line 1 of the Lima Metro. After a first contract for the supply of 19 trains, the Peruvian operator entrusted again Alstom Spain to expand the fleet, with 20 additional units.

Once is completed the delivery and commissioning of these additional trains, the first metro line of the Peruvian capital will have a fleet of 39 Metropolis trains that will serve more than 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.


Peru has the longest train viaduct in the world. A 35 kilometers and 26 stations line that run through the metropolitan area formed by the conurbation of Lima and Callao.

The incredible passenger traffic registered in August, about 406,000 a day, has exceeded the projected demand for 2035, has led not only to an increase in the fleet but to an improvement in the layout. Bombardier participates in most of these renovations (creation of garages, double changeways or a new access in Villa El Salvador) that will take place between October and November.

Bombardier also incorporates the SW embarkation and update equipment, which allows to interact with the existing signaling on the line and to safely operate the new trains.

Of the five original trains, 44 new Alstom trains were added in order to provide the service with the appropriate frequencies.

The tests will include one to ensure that the headway (time between two consecutive trains) continues to be less than 180s and keeps the good projections of the line.


Indra has done the technological migration of the existing sales and control systems in operation in Lima’s subway and it has installed and set up the systems for the new 10 stations.

This technological migration included the migration of over one million cards, 80% of the cards in less than two months, equipment and software from the 16 stations in operation, without interrupting the operation of a service with more than 180,000 travelers a day at 16 stations. After opening the new stations, the flow of travelers exceeded 300,000 a day. Indra’s solution contributes to improve the traveler information, revenue control, maintenance and increase of equipment operation time, among others.


Teltronic was chosen to supply the TETRA communications system of Lima Metro’s line 1 and its solution, eNEBULA, has helped to ensure its smooth operation thanks to its scalability, which allowed a progressive deployment without interruption of service, and redundancy of the main elements that eases to achieve the high levels of availability required in transport environments.

In addition to the infrastructure, whose installation was made keeping in mind the continuous earthquakes in the area (supports movements up to grade 7), the deployment was completed with on-board terminals that provide voice and data services, portable terminals for security and maintenance personnel and dispatch equipment in the control center and stations.


Siemens Mobility at international level entered the railway market in Peru with the electrification of the first extension of the metro, line 1, in Lima back in 2010. In 2013 Siemens was awarded the contract to electrify the second extension of line 1 as well, which runs for around twelve kilometers. In 2017, the company carried out the refurbishment of the first section of line 1, around nine kilometers. The scope of supply by Siemens includes the installation, commissioning and overhaul of four traction power substations, six medium voltage cabinets for the stations between section Villa El Salvador to Atocongo. Also in 2017, orders followed for the electrification of the entire metro line 2 as well as the roughly eight kilometers of the first phase of line 4 in Lima.


The Line 2 of the Lima and Callao Metro Network, with a total length of 26,87 km including 21 km of tunnel and 27 stations, links the Eastern districts of Lima (Ate and Santa Anita) with the centre of Lima and Callao (East-West Line). It is a complementary line that integrates with the Line 1 of Lima Metro (Villa El Salvador – San Juan de Lurigancho) and with the Line 1 of the BRT corridor (Chorrillos-Independencia), which traverses the city from South to North.

TPF Getinsa Euroestudios is in charge of the procurement support, detailed design, ventilation study and construction technical assistance of the sections 1A and 1B of the Line 2 of the Lima and Callao Metro Network, as well as of the branch line Faucett Av. – Gambeta Av.

The company has also been responsible for the comprehensive projects for the concession of the Line 4 of the same system.


Graña&Montero awarded Tria in 2017 with the works involving trackway in Line 1 project. Our due was essential to improve the operational flexibility and to reduce train lapses. Works were carried out without stopping the exploitation of the line by developing an intense pre-engineering work along with a precise planning and a perfect logistic coordination. This high-impact works were fulfilled in shifts up to 12 hours, followed by the protocol to hand it over. Geometric checks of the track were made plus several overtakes of a commercial train (at increasing speeds) until the regular passage speed was accomplished. Then, the system was ready to be delivered to the Concar&GyM engineers and make it official. Tria signed on a new contract for line 2 in December, 2017th.


TYPSA is working on final designs for Lima Metro comprising the section of Line 2 from Oscar Benavides station to Port of Callao station, and the entire Line 4, including the workshop yard for the maintenance of Line 4 and its rolling stock.

The design services are being provided to the construction consortium integrated by DRAGADOS, FCC, SALINI-IMPREGILO and COSAPI.

TYPSA is responsible for the design of all the metro system elements and the necessary ancillary works, including a total of 14 km of TBM-bored tunnel and 14 cut&cover underground stations.

In recent years, TYPSA Peru has positioned itself as a leader in the Peruvian engineering and consulting market, incorporating the Group’s international quality, integrity and sustainability standards.



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