PROJECT DISTANCE COST
Abandoned Line 1 9. 8 kilometers US$444.5 million
( 6. 1 miles)
Line 1, phase one 12. 3 kilometers US$519.1 million
( 7. 6 miles)
Line 1, phase two 12. 4 kilometers US$885.1 million
( 7. 7 miles)
Line 2 subway 34. 5 kilometers US$5.7 billion (projected)
( 21. 4 miles)
tion of Line 1 convinced Lima’s transportation ministry that building a subway
would be a better approach.
“In all our projects, we are trying to avoid social con;icts,” Mr. Zárate says.
“We don’t want to a;ect people at the surface.”
;e Lima government also decided to bundle the track’s construction,
operation and maintenance in the same contract. For Line 1, each contract was
granted separately. ;e goal was to bring all parties together and create more
project synergy, Mr. Zárate says.
“Line 2 is a package—the operator, the supplier, the contractor are all
together in the same contract,” he says. “;ey are designing infrastructure for
the long term.”
Above all, Line 1 construction gave both the government and the civil engineer-
ing community in Peru an opportunity to learn in a real-world environment. With
such experience behind them, the Line 2 project team has the tools they need to
succeed—no matter what challenges might lay ahead, Mr. Nostre says.
“It would be easy to say that it can’t be done on time,” he says. “But when you
believe you can ;nish, you can always ;nd solutions.” PM
“It would be easy to
say that it can’t be
done on time. But
when you believe you
can finish, you can
always find solutions.”