This Friday, March 17, the operations of the Huancayo-Huancavelica railwayknown as the male train, after five years of not providing its services to the public from the stretch of Chilca (Huancayo) to Cuenca (Huancavelica), according to the Minister of Transport and Communications, Paola Lazarte. “We are recovering a means of social transportation for the cities of Huancayo and Huancavelica, reducing the logistics costs generated by highway transportation in the area,” said the head of the MTC.
Macho Train: what is the route of this service?
He railway It will travel a total of 57 kilometers from Chilca, in Huancayo, to Cuenca, in Huancavelica. The travel time will last two hours and, for the moment, it will be completely free. The Macho Train has three coaches available to provide transportation service to passengers.
The return of the Tren Macho will benefit more than 40,000 people and it will be free. Photo: MTC
In addition, it will have departures from 6:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with a return at 1:00 p.m. The coaches will have the following capacities and characteristics.
- Car #30, which is a tour car, has a capacity for 48 passengers.
- Car no. 31 will carry 80 seated passengers and 10 standing ones.
- Car no. 32 will mobilize 76 seated passengers and 10 standing passengers.
Male Train: how much is your investment?
The Minister of Transport and Communications, Paola Lazarte, stated that the investment for the comprehensive improvement of the Huancayo-Huancavelica Railway has a referential value of S/947 million and is in charge of Proinversión. For its part, the MTC is developing projects for the rehabilitation of the railway in the Cuenca sector and the improvement of the service, such as the acquisition of wooden beams and radio communication assets.
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