MetroTenerife and Trazas Ingeniería consortium win the project to improve the Lima-Chosica east rail corridor, in Peru


  • It is a consultancy execution to readapt an existing freight line transforming it into a high-capacity mixed line.


  • The experience acquired in almost 20 years has allowed Metropolitano to offer advice, training and technical assistance to projects in other regions, both nationally and abroad.

  • Metrotenerife (MTSA) continues to achieve new successes in its foreign projection, this time in consortium with another of Tenerife Licita's companies, Trazas Ingeniería. Both companies have won the contract to provide consulting services for the preparation of the pre-investment study for the project to improve the Lima-Chosica East Railway Corridor in Peru.

This is a consultancy project to readapt an existing freight railway line, transforming it into a high-capacity mixed line, to continue providing freight transport services, but at the same time providing a public mass passenger transport service between highly populated districts around Lima.

The new line will be 41 kilometers long, between Lima and the district of Chosica. This is a technical engineering project, in which Metrotenerife will participate with 60% with two other partners, the Tenerife company Trazas Ingeniería (35%), and another Peruvian national company Green Life SAC (5%).

In this tender, the Metrotenerife-Trazas Ingeniería consortium competed for the contract with large international consulting groups. The final budget of the contract is 2 million euros, which will be signed for 6 months, although it is estimated that the consultancy services could last up to one year.

Experience, a decisive factor

The experience acquired in almost twenty years has allowed Metropolitano to offer advice, training and technical assistance to third party projects in other regions both in Spain and abroad: Granada, Cadiz, Malaga, Zaragoza, Jerusalem or Rabat, and the recently signed contract for advice on the preparation and commercial operation of the Cuatro Rios tramway in Cuenca -Ecuador.

In the latter case, Metropolitano was awarded a contract for technical assistance during the pre-operation and commercial operation of the Cuatro Ríos Tramway in Ecuador. The concession is for a period of three years and seven months and the contract amounts to 3.5 million dollars (about 3.02 million euros). The tramway is scheduled to operate in the historic center of Cuenca from the first quarter of 2019 and the service will have 27 stations, a 20.4-kilometer round-trip route and 14 Citadis 302 model streetcars.

The public company of the Cabildo highlights that it competed with companies from Colombia and Argentina. The Mobility Secretariat of the Municipality of Cuenca was in charge of awarding the contract for technical assistance to the Island's transport operator.

Trazas Ingeniería is a consulting firm specialized in the drafting of studies, projects and the management and control of works in the field of civil and airport engineering, transport planning and the environment. After its consolidation in the Canary Islands market has been developing in the first instance in the rest of the national territory subsequently in markets in West Africa (Morocco and Cape Verde ) and Central and South America, where it has been working steadily since 2013 with UNOPS projects, Inter-American Development Bank and other types of international tenders in Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru. They currently have a permanent presence in Peru, where they opened a branch office in 2014.