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Country Details

Peru: Unitary Presidential Republic, Republic of Peru, República del Perú (Spanish).

Language: Spanish (Official) plus Co-official indigenous languages.

Currency: Peruvian sol (PEN).

See Wikipedia

National Railway System

UIC code

alpha PE


  • Online: unofficial timetable information is available at Fahrplancenter. Note that this may be out of date.
  • Printed: summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.

There is extensive information at the Man in Seat 61.


See Maps and Plans



  • 1435 mm - Standard
  • 914 mm - 3 Foot


1500 V DC - Lima Metro


Metro de Lima - site in Spanish.

  • Total 40 km, 1435 mm gauge
  • Line 1 - Spanish - 35 km long.
  • Line 2 - Spanish - 5 km long
  • Lima Metro - English guide

Recent and Future Changes

Recent Changes

The first 5 km of Lima Metro line 2 opened on 21 December 2023 with a free service until April 2024.

Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services

See PSUL: World Beyond Europe