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Siemens to electrify additional metro line in Peru

In 2013, the Tren Urbano metro line in the Peruvian capital of Lima is due to be extended.

This high-level extension will run along a viaduct and cover a distance of approximately twelve kilometers. Siemens Infrastructure & Cities will be responsible for electrifying the entire section of track on behalf of train consortium "Consorcio Tren Eléctrico", and this will help it to build on the success it is already enjoying on the Peruvian market. Siemens carried out the electrification work for the first metro extension in Lima back in 2010, which enabled it to gain a foothold on this particular market.

Siemens will be responsible for electrifying the entirety of the new double-track metro line, which is to run from the northern suburbs of Lima right through to the historic downtown area and will include ten stations. The remit will involve providing a feeder station (60 kV/20 kV) with two 20 MVA transformers, two 20 kV cable distribution system rings, as well as ten station supplies and four 1500 V rectifier substations. In addition to the double twelve kilometers long catenary line running along the actual route, the order also covers the installation of a 2.6 km overhead contact line system for the planned depot. On top of that, a Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system is to be implemented for the purpose of monitoring and controlling the traction power supply.

"The new metro line will connect even more districts to the metropolitan railway system. Not only will this encourage urban development, but it will also reduce CO2 emissions, as approximately half of the electricity used for railway electrification will be generated using hydroelectric power. What's more, the new line will considerably reduce the amount of time it takes to get into the city while keeping prices affordable for everyone. As far as residents of Lima's outermost districts are concerned, this is a key aspect", explains Mirko Düsel, CEO of Business Unit Rail Electrification within the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector. Now that the first metro extension has been completed and put into operation and once the construction work for the second one is underway, the local transport operators in Lima plan to extend the metro system within the capital even further.

The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (Munich, Germany), with approximately 87,000 employees, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include integrated mobility solutions, building and security technology, power distribution, smart grid applications, and low- and medium-voltage products. The Sector comprises the Divisions Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid, Building Technologies, and Osram AG. For more information, visit

The Siemens Smart Grid Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supplies products and solutions for intelligent and flexible network infrastructures. To meet growing energy needs, the networks of today and tomorrow must integrate all forms of power generation and ensure bidirectional energy and communication flows. Intelligent networks help make it possible to generate and use power efficiently and on demand. They contribute to the electrification of railroads and also supply industrial enterprises, infrastructure elements, and entire cities with electricity. For more information, visit

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