El Metropolitano

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El Metropolitano
Metropolitano Lima logo 2.svg
Lima Peru Metropolitano Station & Traffic.jpg
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]

Metropolitano-mapa regulares.png

Regular Service[edit]

These routes stop in all stations. "Regular A," "Regular B" and "Regular C" services are included in this category.

Logo Regular A Metropolitano.png Regular A[edit]

This bus route stops in all stations from Estación Naranjal to Estación Central, going through Av. Emancipacion and Jr. Lampa in Downtown Lima. Skyblue is used by this bus route as its color.

Regular B Metropolitano.png Regular B[edit]

Currently, this is the only bus route that stops in all stations from Estación Naranjal to Estación Matellini. Unlike Regular A, it goes through Av. Alfonso Ugarte and Av. España. Orange is used by this bus route as its color.

Regular C Metropolitano.png Regular C[edit]

This bus route begins in Estación Ramón Castilla and finishes in Estación Naranjal going through Av. Emancipación and Jr. Lampa in Downtown Lima. Green is used by this bus route as its color.

Express Service[edit]

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]

Early Electronic Prepaid Cards used by regular commuters (yellow), high school students (orange) and university students (green).

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) for regular commuters. This originally was S/. 1.50, but it was raised in December of 2012. The card can be bought at a vending machine, which is available 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. Firefighters as well as members of the police are not required to pay and do not have to possess any of these cards.

Buses[edit]

The buses are powered by natural gas, purchased from manufacturers such as King Long and Bonluck. These buses are articulated (split into two sections with an accordion-like rotating middle to allow sharp turns), between 18 to 19 meters long and can carry up to 120 passengers. The system uses around 300 of these gray-colored buses.

Smaller buses (in bright yellow and orange) are used as part of a feeder bus network available at each of the main stations (Naranjal, Estacion Central and Matellini). Those in yellow can carry up to 80 passengers while the orange ones only up to 40.

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