Alstom has signed a contract worth around EUR 200 million with Graña y Montero Ferrovias to supply 120 Metropolis cars (20 trainsets) for the line 1 of Lima Metro as well as 19 new cars to complete the existing trainsets already in service on the same line. The delivery of the 139 Metropolis cars is scheduled to be completed by 2019.
With the 20 new Metropolis trainsets composed of six cars each as well as the 19 cars that will lengthen the trainsets from five cars to six, Graña y Montero Ferrovias will more than double the current transportation capacity, from 20,000 passengers per hour to 48,000.
The Lima metro line 1 is 34 km-long and includes 26 stations. It crosses the city from South ‘Villa El Salvador’ to North ‘San Juan de Lurigango’. The ridership, which has been growing ever since the line opened in 2011, is of about 320,000 per day.