- Transport in Peru
total: 1,988 km standard gauge: 1,608 km, RailGauge|ussg gauge narrow gauge: 380 km, RailGauge|36 gauge
Not all railways in Peru link up.
Ferrocarril Central Andinowas the highest railway in the world before 2006, surpassed by the recently constructed Qingzang railwayin China. Starting in Callaoport, from almost the sea level, it passes by Limacity and then reaches a peak-altitude of 4,818 m through a tunnel in the Anticona Pass(Ticlio, Lima). PeruRailruns most of the tourist and many freight operations in southern Peru from the port of Mataranito Cuzco and Machu Picchu.
For history, see [http://www.pearcedale.com/c&b/peruhistory.htm] .
* The Peruvian Government has not agreed that
Ferrocarril Central Andino(FCCA), the concessionaire operating Peru’s railways, should convert the 914 mm gauge Huancayo- Huancavelicaline to 1435 mm at a cost of $US33m shared by the government and the Andean Development Corporation. [http://www.trainsunlimitedtours.com/great-south-american-rail-adventure.html]
* A 21 km, $400million tunnel is also suggested.
Rail links with other countries
* Bolivia - Shipping from RailGauge|sg
Punoto 1,000 mm railhead in Guaquiacross Lake Titicaca
* Chile – yes - a semi-isolated 1435mm line connects
Tacna, Peruto port of Arica, Chile.
* Ecuador – no
* [http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/peru.pdf UN Map]
Ferrocarril Central Andino
Puno- inland port on Lake Titicaca
Crucero Alto14,666 ft./4,470 m up summit
* Cuzco - the Inca capital of historic memories.
"unpaved:"40,900 km (1999 est.)
Long distance buses
Inter-city travel in Peru is almost exclusively done in long distance buses.
= Pipelines =
crude oil800 km
natural gasand natural gas liquids64 km
harbors Pacific Ocean Lake Titicaca
Puno- railhead, Peru RailGauge|sg. Amazon basin
Yurimaguas Merchant marine
"total:"7 ships (GRT|1,000|metric|first=yes or over) totaling GRT|65,193|metric/DWT|100,584|metric|first=yes
"ships by type:" (1999 est.)
cargo ships 6 Airports
234 (1999 est.)
"List of Peruvian Airports"
Jorge Chavez International Airport, in Lima is Peru's main national and international gateway, with an estimate of 98 percent of all international flights into Peru landing at this airport.
Airports - with paved runways:
"over 3,047 m:"7
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"17
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"12
"914 to 1,523 m:"7
"under 914 m:"1 (1999 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
"over 3,047 m:"1
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"2
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"26
"914 to 1,523 m:"67
"under 914 m:"94 (1999 est.)
* [http://www.expresocial.com Cial]
* [http://www.civa.com.pe Civa]
* [http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe Cruz del Sur]
* [http://www.oltursa.com.pe Oltursa]
* [http://www.sabuses.com South America buses]
* [http://www.tepsa.com.pe TEPSA]
Rail transport by country
Rail transport in Peru
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