Peru Rail

Update:-12 July 2017 Railway blockade? Looking for more information
Peru Rail suspended service to Machu Picchu, Canchis protesters block there bridges.
Living nightmare for thousands of tourists

Bridges were blocked preventing passage of cars to station of tourists in Ollantaytambo, and obstructing passage of alternative routes to Machu Picchu
Peruvian miner strike, all 40,000 of them,19 July 2017. Just leave for the airport early as miners may block roads to monuments, museums, train stations and airports.

General Strike
6 July 2017 Union leader states workers will have only one day of protest. Protest will be Thursday 7 July, 2017. Here's the article Peru for you. 8th and 9th Peruvian public transportation will join. Check your plan's to Machu Picchu

Starting 1 July 2017 Mandatory guides for Machu Picchu Peruvian Times
​Unesco master plan, ruins open for one tour in am and one tour in pm Peruvian Times

Old strikes from last year
17 November 2016 Peru rail strike, is cancelled/truce for 10 days for talks. Machu Picchu Cusco rail workers want management to come to them form Peru

PeruRail Strikes from 2010
2/15/2010 Machu Picchu inaccessible by train from Cuzco for the next two months. The Inca Trail will reopen to hikers as the weather improves. Local tour operators reported that beginning Thursday, others should be able to travel to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the peak, by road to Santa Teresa and Hidroelectrico and then by rail from Hidroelectrico. That journey will run about six hours, twice the amount of time the usual tourist train takes.

1/22/10 Peruvian transportation strike over.
1/21/10 Peru transportation strike is now considered indefinite. 1,500 tourists from Argentina, Brazil and Chile planning to visit Colca Valley, Cusco and Arequipa beaches are stranded if they can't afford air fare. Government arranging the use of civil flights with aircraft of the armed forces to get the frail and "emergency only" travelers to their destination. Call Ministry of Transport and Communication for help. 
Strike is also observed in Huancayo.

1/20/10 Puno, tourists stranded at regional terminal. No service in Arequipa, Tacna and Moquegua.
1/19/10  Peru transportation strike. Peru has declared in emergency all the transports services (passengers and cargo), and has issued a decree authorizing the Armed Forces to collaborate with the police in order to keep the roads cleared.

From website today, translated via Babelfish.
Operations of railway services in the Cusco route are suspended - Fist - Cusco Monday 22 of June of 2009 PERURAIL S.A. is sorry to communicate the travel agencies, operators of tourism and public generally that day 22 of June of 2009 will continue the manifestations in the South route, not existing the guarantees for the operation of the services of the Cusco route - Fist - Cusco; reason for which we see ourselves in the obligation suspend to the railway services of this route and date. Of being possible for the passengers, reprogrammings of trip without penalty of the reserves affected for the following days will take place, according to the availability of spaces, or the return of the amount paid by tickets stops the travellers who cannot reprogramar their trips. We feel the misfortunes and consequences that are originated by the social situation that crosses our country.

Just beware of what's going on in this country this year.  See latest news.

June, 2009 PeruRail thinking about offering services for tourists in Lake Titicaca in 2010. This will include a luxury tourist service aboard an 89 year old English ship "Ollanta".  Will require an investment of 6-8 million dollars on restoration. Tourists will not stay overnight on the boat!

6/15/09 Peru, demonstrations in US this week in support of indigenous people

Peruvian National Police and Special Forces officers attacked several thousand Awajun and Wambis indigenous people at their roadside blockade on the Fernando Belaunde Terry highway. 

Peru Rail Strike
5/20/09 Train service to Peru's Inca citadel of Machu Picchu has been suspended for two days due to a farmers' strike.

Peru, 5/17/0 Peru The armed forces will intervene to ensure the operation of roads, airports and other essential services, Peru's ministry of defense said bbc

5/28/09 Machu Picchu for the second time in a week. PeruRail strike.
14 April, 2009 Peru: Train service in Cusco is normal again. PeruRail train services to and from Cusco has been resumed, after one day of suspension. Vistadome and Backpacker, Hiram Bingham was scheduled to depart soon.The trains to and from Puno are also operating normally now.

Peru Rail Strike
1/16/2009 Train strike, Peru, Machu Picchu wildcat strike today only Cusco.

Oct. 30 Public transportation, (ANDINA).- Peruvian train company PeruRail, which operates Cusco-Machu Picchu and Cusco-Puno routes, announced Thursday the suspension of its services due to a farmers' strike called for November 4, 2008.

A PeruRail press release explained that this decision was taken to ensure the safety of passengers and workers.

PeruRail, public transportation, also announced it will completely suspend its rail service until this indefinite strike ends and safety conditions improve.

Public transportation, PeruRail, which provides tourists transportation to the town of Machu Picchu, noted that trips will be rescheduled or refunds will be made at the request of tourists.  

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PeruRail, a subsidiary of Britain's Orient Express, operates the only train to Machu Picchu.
Routes:- Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Poroy, Ollanta, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Puno.  
Three levels of service, from backpacker trains to Vistadome cars to the luxurious blue and gold Hiram Bingham train. 

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