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Peru's macho train to link Huancayo and Huancavelica again
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December 5, 2011
The ‘Tren Macho’ train, which covers the Huancayo – Huancavelica route, re-started opperations today, after being out of service for five years.
The train departs the Chilca station in Huancayo every day at 6:30am and arrives at Huancavelica at noon.
The train leaves Huancavelica at 2:00 pm and arrives back in Chilca at 7:30 pm.
Due to track maintenance there is no service on Wednesdays.
However, it is only opperating with 4 passenger and 1 cargo cars, for the time being, and can only carry a maximum of 370 passengers, reported El Comercio.
Tickets cost 9 soles for ‘first class’ and 13 for the buffet car.
A second train is being repaired, and is schedueled to being opperating on the same route in about a month.
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Commented By: AndrewDare
On: December 5, 2011. 5:51 pm
Not sure thats quite right, as I travelled from Huancayo to Huancavalica in 2008, so 3 years ago. Maybe its just the type of train thats is different then, as I went on a sort of cross between a tram & a train, just one carriage in total & rather fun.
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