According to the operations manager of Protransporte, Javier Cornejo, this third testing period counted on with 36 articulated buses and their frequency of arrival was every two minutes during rush hours and three minutes for off-peak hours. The vehicles also had new drivers, who were previously trained to drive the articulated CNG units on the Metropolitano’s special roads.
Besides testing drivers’ performance, the trials involved the evaluation of customer service (including preferential treatment for people with disabilities), buses capability, public flow and compliance of the frequency established, among other things.
On the other hand, previous weekend tests moved more than 35,000 passengers, with a 22 minutes stretch between Lima and Miraflores stations, and counted with the presence of Luis Castañeda, Lima’s mayor. As the Municipality reported, there will be also more empty trials before the official and gradually launching, estimated for June.
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