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Peru’s first underground metro sees half one million guests in first month

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Peru’s first underground metro line has welcomed greater than half one million passengers in its first month based on the City Transportation Authority for Lima and Callao (ATU). 

The 5km stage 1A part of the Lima metro Line 2 opened on 21 December 2023 and has already seen 530,000 passengers move by means of its 5 stations with a peak of 26,401 in someday on 18 January. 

Connecting Evitamiento to Mercado Santa Anita, the primary section of the underground line is providing free journey to the general public throughout a 90 day trial interval within the hope that individuals within the metropolis will change into aware of the practice earlier than tickets are launched. 

The primary and final stations on the road have been the most well-liked with passengers, welcoming round 150,000 every within the first month, whereas Óvalo Santa Anita was probably the most extensively used interim station, with 98,464 customers, adopted by Colectora Industrial, 74,074, and Hermilio Valdizán, 55,393. 

The brand new part takes seven minutes to traverse from begin to finish, chopping down journey instances from the 35 minutes it takes on standard public transport, and is designed to accommodate 60,000 passengers a day. 

Stage 1A is only a small a part of the metro’s deliberate underground Line 2, which can cowl 27km and 27 stations throughout Peru’s capital when it’s totally constructed, anticipated later this 12 months.

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