Metropolitano bus broke down at Caquetá Station and generated congestion on the border of Rímac and San Martín de Porres

Metropolitano bus broke down at Caquetá Station and generated congestion on the border of Rímac and San Martín de Porres
Metropolitano bus broke down at Caquetá Station and generated congestion on the border of Rímac and San Martín de Porres

Passengers from several units had to get off on the runway. | ATV News

In the morning hours of this Monday, June 17, users reported that a bus from Metropolitan failed and generated traffic congestion in San Martin de Porres.

Citizens were waiting for more than half an hour for the problem to be resolved. On social networks it was observed that the vehicle was empty and with personnel from the TO YOU intervening, and that all the people on board were able to get out.

“It’s been more than 30 minutes since the bus Metropolitan I didn’t get to orangery” and “What chaos, nothing is progressing, I’m going to be late”, are some of the messages that can be read on Twitter.

This is not the first time that a metropolitan bus breaks down during 2024 – composition credit Infobae

Some of the service buses are using the opposite lane and conventional public transportation to travel from north to south. A user also reported that the Naranjal Station is full and that express buses do not arrive.

Through a publication of Twitter, the ATU reported that “the mechanical assistance team of the concessionaire company is working to tow the bus.” Then, he confirmed that the unit was taken off the road, so the service will gradually return to normal.

In April, the service of Metropolitan was interrupted again due to the breakdown of one of its buses, affecting hundreds of users. This incident, which involved a one-hour stoppage, is not an isolated case, as it was the fourth time it happened in just one month.

The Metropolitano contract will officially begin when the Chimpu Occllo station is delivered - credit file Infobae Perú
The Metropolitano contract will officially begin when the Chimpu Occllo station is delivered – credit file Infobae Perú

The service disruptions caused long lines and inconvenience for passengers, many of whom were unable to reach their destinations, including educational institutions and workplaces.

Between April 1 and 2, high demand also caused a collapse of the system, especially affecting the stations in the northern extension. Users had to wait up to 30 minutes to board a bus and, in some cases, wait in line on public roads due to the inability to enter the terminals.

According to a report by Final point April 2023, the contract of Metropolitan establishes that buses must be replaced after 12 years of service or one million kilometers traveled. David Hernández, Director of Operations of the Urban Transportation Authority for Lima and Callao, He mentioned, at that time, that 3.5% of the fleet has reached this limit. However, this is considered an efficiency margin within the contract.

In February 2024, the entity announced the incorporation of a modern articulated bus, with a natural gas vehicle engine (NGV) and adheres to regulations EURO 6. This new vehicle, with capacity for 164 passengers, was presented as an advance in sustainability. However, service problems persist.

The Minister of Transportation pointed out that by July of this year all the stations of the northern expansion should be operational - credit archive Peru
The Minister of Transportation pointed out that by July of this year all the stations of the northern expansion should be operational – credit archive Peru

This means of transport, one of the most used in the capital, operates to this day as if it were in a trial period, because the Chimpu Ocllo (Carabayllo) terminal has not yet been officially handed over.

At the end of 2023, four stations corresponding to the northern expansion of the transportation system in Lima will be inaugurated. However, others were unable to start operations due to various pending observations. This was reported by the mayor of Lima, Rafael Lopez Aliagawho explained that these terminals present nearly 5,000 observations that must be resolved.

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Raul Perez Reyes, stated that by July 2024 all stations are expected to be operational. These new facilities will link the districts of Independence, Commas and Carabayllosignificantly improving connectivity in the Peruvian capital.

 
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