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Old July 20th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #21
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I guess I'm a bit confused. Are they going to have both a metro and a light railway? Or will they be using tramcars on the metro, which diesn't sound feasible.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 01:56 AM   #22
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I liked what I saw, it is very interesting transport system in Lima.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 03:16 AM   #23
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Actually there's no light railway around. Part of Line 1 it's already built and there's a part that is under construction now.
Goverment is considering the idea of using part of the ferrocarril central as an urban train so that would be Line 2.
Because elections in Lima are coming soon, politicians are considering the idea of build an underground in Javier Prado Avenue, which is one of the longest highways in Lima City. That would be Line 3
And, in order to connect Lima Norte (A formerly shantytown and now one of the most dynamic economic spots in Lima Metropolitan Area) goverment is considering the idea of connect Line 3 with Universitaria Avenue (Lima Norte) so people who live there can be connect with the rest of the metro system.



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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:17 AM   #24
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Lima is supposed to develop an integrated system made up of BRT and Metro. The current system (or lack of system, should i say) has individuals and small companies competing and canibalizing each other.

Line 1 has 9.8 km (about 6 miles) already built, but it doesn't operate regularly. Its extension of about 12 km. (about 7.5 miles) will make it comercially operative. A further extension to San Juan de Lurigancho, a highly populated district in Lima's North End, will complete Line 1 (San Juan de Lurigancho [North] - Villa el Salvador [South]) with additional 11 km. of rail track (about 7 miles), most of it in an elevated viaduct.

A BRT system is already functioning in a testing period (Comas [north]- Chorrillos[South]).

An at-level Line 2 is planned, (Ate [East] - Callao [West]), which might be either Light Rail or Metro.

Line 3 is also planned, as a loop alternative to line 2, while crossing the city's financial center. It will relieve traffic in the heavily congested Javier Prado Ave.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:33 AM   #25
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Only the line 1, 2, Line 3 4 5 6 7 will be underground.
we don't really know that
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:29 AM   #26
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:42 AM   #27
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the video is referential.


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Old August 13th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #28
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #29
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LIMA | Public Transport

I was in Lima (Peru) in mid June 2010 and used the new bus rapid transit system between Barranco, Miraflores and the city centre - very slick and totally FREE! I was back there again a month later and the system was still free.

Can anybody tell me the exact date that the Lima BRT opened to the public? And when did passengers have to start paying?

Thanks in advance.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #30
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Hi!
The Lima BRT' system began charging the first days of August but just the route between Chorrillos district and Central Bus Station. Now we are testing the second part of the system wich is from Central Bus Station to Downtown Area and the first stations of the North part of this system. Nowadays, the buses are testing the route between Estación Naranjal and Central Bus Station without passangers.
the ticket cost is 1.50 soles from Chorrillos to Central Station

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I was in Lima (Peru) in mid June 2010 and used the new bus rapid transit system between Barranco, Miraflores and the city centre - very slick and totally FREE! I was back there again a month later and the system was still free.

Can anybody tell me the exact date that the Lima BRT opened to the public? And when did passengers have to start paying?

Thanks in advance.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #31
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Thanks for that. But what date did the BRT start operating for FREE (not testing, but for the public)? I rode it on 14 June 2010 from Miraflores to the city.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #32
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More information on the BRT as well as other Lima transit can be found in the Lima transit thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1143933

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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #33
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Here are some of my pics from the july-visit in Lima and its BRT - Metropolitano.

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Looks cool. Does the BRT have a separate Right of Way along the entire route, or does it operate with regular traffic?

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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #36
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As much as i saw, it was totaly separated, but im not local, and dont know the whole system.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #37
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Thanks for the pics and commentary!

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More information on the BRT as well as other Lima transit can be found in the Lima transit thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1143933
I think the two threads should be merged, especially since the question of how BRT and Metro (they insist on calling it "light rail") should be pursued and integrated is so interesting. Speaking of which... I wish I could find something about how the Avenida Grau BRT will connect to the Metro. To me it seems that an efficient transfer arrangement there will multiply the usefulness of both Metro and BRT.

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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #38
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great system
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I think the two threads should be merged, especially since the question of how BRT and Metro (they insist on calling it "light rail") should be pursued and integrated is so interesting. Speaking of which... I wish I could find something about how the Avenida Grau BRT will connect to the Metro.

To me it seems that an efficient transfer arrangement there will multiply the usefulness of both Metro and BRT.


I think that's kinda the point! But the thing is that politicians in Peru always do things in order to get some votes 'cause they want to be re-elected so if they accept to connect Metro with BRT that would be something that they have to do with politicians from different political parties so at the end people will notice that these kind of things were done for both political parties so that's why they dont want to cooperate each other

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Old September 16th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #40
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The BRT looks like a great system.
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