The Summer Vacation and, in this next context, the province of Jujuy throw a tourist train driven with solar energyBeing the second of its kind in the worldhe first in Latin America and the first in mountain. He Quebrada Train would work from the first days of December. Learn more about it.
He 100% sustainable tourist train was bought at chinese company CRRC and is already on a trip to our country. It would arrive in the coming weeks at the port of Zarate, Buenos Aires provinceand between the November 15 and 20 I would be in Jujuy. “We will launch it before the end of the year”assured the Governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Moralesduring the presentation of the Solar Train of the Quebrada de Humahuaca held this Tuesday in The Rural, CABAwithin the framework of the International Tourism Fair of Latin America (FIT).
It is worth mentioning that, initially, the two pairs acquired were going to be delivered during the first fortnight of Juneand would reach their operational capacity during the first fortnight of October.
“This project – in which we complement the lithium production with the renewable energy– was born from the intention to connect San Salvador de Jujuy and The Quiaca through 300 kilometers of roads and from there reach Boliviawhich is an ambitious goal,” he said Morales and pointed out that “we decided to start in parts and took 45 kilometers as the start of the tourist train”.
Quebrada Solar Train: capacity, stations and duration of the route
He train It is composed of two formations composed of a motor car and other small car With capacity for 240 people. It will circulate between the towns of Volcano and Tilcaraand it will be powered by solar energy and powered by lithium batterieswhich will be recharged in the solar plants located in various parts of the Humahuaca. On its roof it also has photovoltaic panelswhich will allow you to achieve a maximum speed of 30 km/h.
The system will circulate every half an hourbetween the 8 and the twentyfrom Volcano Valley until Purmamarca and from Purmamarca to Tilcara. The total duration of the journey will be two hours and will daily round trips. Also, to promote the local tourismeach station will have a thematic axis that will be related to the gastronomyhe carnival and the Jujuy culture.
So that the plan can work, they were reconditioned 45 kilometers of tracks that united San Salvador with La Quiacabetween Volcano Valley and Tilcaracirculating through the Humahuaca. It is one of the largest tourism projects in the history of Jujuyaccording to a statement released by the provincial government.
For its part, the manufacture of train has the assistance of specialists who participated in the construction of the Byron Bay Solar Trainin Australiahe only one in the world with these characteristics.
“He who is going to go from Volcano Valley until Tilcara must do transfer in Purmamarca. You can also go down in each of the six seasons of the journey and you will be able to explore what they have to offer tourists,” the Minister of Transportation explained to Télam. Tourism and Culture of the northern province, Federico Posadas.
In turn, the official stressed that “this is the first stage and in the second the train is scheduled to arrive from Tilcara until Humahuacawhile the third stage will be between Humahuaca and The Quiacawith which the link with Villazon and from there to the railway Plateau”.
Present during the announcement were the Minister of Treasury and Finance and elected governor of Jujuy, Carlos Sadir; the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, Matías Lammens; the president of the FIT Organizing Committee, Andrés Deyá; and the Secretary of Tourism, Diego Valdecantosamong others.
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