5 stops over a length of 5 kilometres: this is the first section of metro line 2 in Peru’s capital Lima, which went into free passenger service today, 21 December 2023. Locally, this is seen as a kind of test operation with passengers until the new service has fully settled in. Linea 2 runs completely underground between Evitamiento and Mercado Santa Anita (route map see: https://www.urbanrail.net/am/lima/lima.htm) and currently has no connection or transfer option to the first metro line, which has been operating in Lima since January 2003 (trial operation with passengers since October 2002) – entirely on surface or elevated track alignment – and which has since been extended several times. In future, there will be such a connection option to line 1 at the Gamarra stop, as the new line 2 will also be significantly expanded and extended at both ends. When completed, it will be 27 kilometres long and connect the Puerto de Callao on the Pacific with Vitarte/Municipalidad de Ate in the east, with a journey time of 45 minutes and a total of 27 stops. It is expected to carry 2 million passengers a day.
The Linea 2 is driverless and fully automated. It has been built and operated by an Italian/Spanish/Peruvian consortium since 2015. Hitachi (AnsaldoBreda) is supplying 35 six-car trains, 5 of which are currently in passenger service. They run under 1500 V= from rigid catenary.21.12.2023