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PeruRail to Temporarily Suspend Operations on Cusco-Pachar Rail Line

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Ferrocarril Transandino (FTSA), concessionaire of the railroad in southern Peru, has notified PeruRail about the suspension of train operations on the Cusco Pachar line (km 34 to km 61 of the Cusco - Machu Picchu railroad) between 2 January and 15 April 2012.

Train transit between Pachar, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Hydroelectric will not be affected.

According to the FTSA notification, the temporary suspension is to ensure safe train operations, due to the risk of landslides during the rainy season.

PeruRail is arranging bus services from/to Wanchaq Station in Cusco and train services between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.

In the case of the Hiram Bingham luxury train, service will also be provided by bus from /to Wanchaq Station and train service from/to Ro Sagrado Orient-Express Hotel in Urubamba.

During the rainy season the Servicio Especial will also be suspended.

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