Peruvians could already trial the electronic cards during the first massive test in which every passenger had to hold his own device, which is the only way of payment to be transferred, in order to access to the boarding areas at the South corridor stations.
The Municipality of Lima described this test as successful and notified that during free trials of the smart devices 96,000 passengers were moved, while 110,000 cards were delivered, for general, school and university fares.
According to the municipality, tests with passengers also involved the implementation of a regular service in off-peak hours which is complemented by express service during rush hours with a greater demand of users. The number of buses also varies in rush hours, in which the trials are performed with 64 articulated units while in off-peak hours there are 36 units.
For now, the trips will continue to be free and it is estimated that during the last weeks of July massive tests using the electronic cards will be replicated. It is worth recalling that this project, scheduled to be inaugurated soon, is the first with BTR (bus rapid transit) system in the world running on natural gas.