Faced with the announcement of an indefinite strike and blockade of the Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu railway and vice versa, Ferrocarril Transandino, the concessionaire of the aforementioned railway, reported that as of May 19, all railway operations on this route are suspended. , as a forecast against possible demonstrations along the railway line.
This is how PeruRail, a company in charge of transporting locals and tourists to the world wonder, confirmed that no train will depart from any of its services, either from Cusco or back from Machu Picchu.
“In compliance with the provisions of the concessionaire, PeruRail is obliged to suspend all operations of its train services on the route to Machu Picchu until further notice, we will await notification from the concessionaire re-authorizing the circulation of trains”, the company cited in a statement.
They also indicated that they will provide order assistance to those passengers whose departures or returns will be affected due to the strike, rescheduling your trip depending on how the road is cleared.
This demonstration has been called by the members of the communal transportation company ‘Sumaq Ayllu San Antonio de Torontoy’, who obtained permission from Sernanp and the Provincial Municipality of Urubamba to operate on the Hiram Bingham route from Machu Picchu Pueblo to the Machu Picchu sanctuary, however a ruling by the Judiciary determined that the only way to operate on that route is through a tender, so now they claim to enter their buses to work on this road.