El Metropolitano

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El Metropolitano
Metropolitano Lima logo.svg
Overview
Locale Lima, Peru
Transit type bus rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 38
Operation
Began operation October 2010
Technical
System length 33 km (21 mi)

El Metropolitano is a new Bus Rapid Transit system serving the city of Lima, Peru. Its construction began in the year 2006 during Luis Castañeda Lossio's period as Mayor of Lima.

Services[edit]

  • There are three Regular services which make all stops: Route A and Route C which go through Jr. Lampa in the Central Portion and Route B through Av. España which works likewise. [1]
  • There is an Express service which stops only at designated stations.

The system is made up of the following stations:

Stations[edit]

Metropolitano
Metropolitano-N.png Naranjal
Izaguirre
Pacífico
Independencia
Los Jazmines
Tomás Valle
El Milagro
Honorio Delgado
UNI
Parque del Trabajo
Caquetá
←route B / route A→
Castilla
2 de Mayo
Tacna
Quilca
Jr. de la Unión)
España
Colmena
Metropolitano-EC.png Estacion Central
Estadio Nacional
México
Canadá
Javier Prado
Canaval y Moreyra
Aramburú
Domingo Orué
Agamos
Ricardo Palma
Benavides
28 de Julio
Plaza de Flores
Balta
Bulevar
Estadio Unión
Escuela Militar
Terán
Rosario de Villa
Metropolitano-M.png Matellini

Southern Portion[edit]

Chorrillos[edit]

S. Matellini

1. Rosario de Villa

2. Fernando Terán

3. Escuela Militar

Barranco[edit]

4. Estadio Unión

5. Bulevar

6. Balta

7. Plaza de Flores

(Entering Paseo de la República)

Miraflores[edit]

8. 28 de Julio

9. Benavides

Miraflores and Surquillo[edit]

10. Ricardo Palma

11. Angamos

12. Domingo Orué

San Isidro[edit]

13. Aramburú

14. Canaval y Moreyra

15. Javier Prado

La Victoria and Lince[edit]

16. Canadá

La Victoria and Downtown Lima[edit]

17. México

18. Estadio Nacional

Downtown Lima[edit]

EC. Estación Central Grau

Central Portion[edit]

Downtown Lima[edit]

Route A (Through Jr. Lampa)

19. Colmena

20. Jr. de la Unión

21. Tacna

25. Ramón Castilla

(Joins route A)

Route B (Through Av. España)

22. España

23. Quilca

24. Dos de Mayo

(Joins route B)

Northern Portion[edit]

Rímac and San Martín de Porres[edit]

26. Caquetá

27. Parque del Trabajo

28. UNI

San Martín de Porres and Independencia[edit]

29. Honorio Delgado

30. El Milagro

31. Tomás Valle

Independencia[edit]

32. Los Jazmines

33. Independencia

34. Pacífico

35. Izaguirre

N. Naranjal

(Names in bold are the stations in which the Express service makes stops.)

Payment[edit]

Fares are paid through an Electronic Prepaid Card which can be purchased and refilled at any station in the system. There is a flat fee of S/. 2.00 (approximately US$0.65). This originally was S/. 1.50, but was raised in December of 2012. The card can be bought at a vending machine, which is present on every station, and will cost S/. 4.50. It can be charged up to S/. 100.00. The machines accept both coins and bills, but payment with bank cards (either debit or credit) is not possible.

There are separate Electronic Prepaid Cards available for students, either for university or for normal schools. These can only be obtained through a sales office, and are put on name. These are charged a lower rate, but can be recharged at the same vending machines.

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