Lima. Feb. 24 (ANDINA).- Tourist access to Machu Picchu
by train would be ready before April 1 thanks to the progress on restoration works of the damages caused by the overflow of the Vilcanota river. the company Ferrocarril Transandino (FTSA). concessionary of the route. reported Tuesday. Only 10 kilometers are left to be restored in order to have the stretch Aguas Calientes (kilometer 110) – Piscacucho (kilometer 82) operating. which is part of the second stage of programmed works.
The development of the works and its completion will be subjected to the favorable climatic conditions.
As soon as that stretch is finished. tourists will be able to get to the town of Machu Picchu
by train using the bimodal service (from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Piscacucho by bus and from there to Aguas Calientes by train).
The track line has been enabled from kilometer 82. in Piscacucho. to the kilometer 90; the track line was moved several meters towards the hill in some stretches. Also. the embankment has been repaired and some walls of stone and gabions are being built.