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u s i n e s s
and local company Cosapi. Metro de Madrid
is acting as advisor on the project.
Last May, consortium leaders announced
that the first five kilometres of new metro line
The 3.9 billion euro contract, Peru’s largest
infrastructure project, was awarded at the
end of March. As part of the contract, the
consortium will design, build, finance, opera-
te and maintain line 2 of Lima Metro and the
spur from line 4. Construction is expected to
be completed in 5 years, after which time the
30-year operation period will commence.
The contract also includes executing the su-
perstructure, supplying the rolling stock, and
installing the electromechanical equipment,
railway systems and power supply required
to run the underground railway.
The most important infrastructure project in this Andean country
In total, the consortium will build 43 kilome-
tres of track in two spurs: 35 kilometres of
underground track, 8 kilometres of above-
ground track, and 35 stations measuring
150 metres in length. Over 3,000 professio-
nals will work on the project. The choice of
an underground transit system will reduce
the impact on city life as well as transforming
neighbourhoods since many of the locations
above the new Metro line will become green
Line 2, measuring almost 27 kilometres in
length, will run east-west through Lima, from
Ate to Callao, where FCC is also working to
upgrade the port. That line is expected to
have the capacity to serve more than 1 mi-
llion passengers per day, who will save up
to 90 minutes on their commute. Line 2 will
cross 13 of Lima’s most populated districts.
The spur from line 4 to connect the city to
the airport will run along 8 kilometres of tun-
nel, from Avenida Faucett to Avenida Néstor
Gambetta. Eight stations will be built along
this line.
in Peru’s capital would become operational in
May 2016.
The consortium members currently manage
over 100 transport concessions worldwide
and have built over 3,650 kilometres of tun-
nel, including 800 kilometres with tunnel-bo-
ring machines (TBM).
He highlighted
the impact of private
sector investment in
infrastructure on GDP
growth in Peru, one
of Latin America’s
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