Lima | July 22, 2011 [ 9:05 ]
Mayor of Lima presents new bus systemLivinginPeru.com
|Susana Villarán (Photo:Andina/Carlos Lezama )
Susana Villarán, Mayor of Lima, was on hand at the presentation of the so-called Bus Patrón in the city center.
According to the article, published in El Comercio, the new buses will be in circulation within the next two years.
"This system will transport 40% of passengers in Lima. It will do so with the speed, cleanliness, comfort and order that all of Lima wants. The system will allow customers to make all their connections and reach their destination with a single ticket," Villarán said at the news conference.
"The combis will be no more," she said, referring to the existing line of small buses. The new buses will come in three different sizes, 9, 12 and 18 meters and will be able to carry from 60 to 160 passengers.
El Comercio reports that vehicles will also reduce pollution, as they adhere to the Euro 4 standard, and diminish emission of harmful gases. The buses are also wheelchair accessible.
The buses are scheduled to begin operations in January 2013, and will run on the main routes of Lima: the Panamericana Sur, Avenida Brasil, Javier Prado and La Marina.