• The famed Machu Picchu ruins. Photo by Pixabay
    The famed Machu Picchu ruins. Photo by Pixabay

Good news for tourist in or heading to Peru's famed Machu Picchu ruins.

Authorities have reopened the train route to Machu Picchu, after an agreement was struck to end more than a week of protests that had blocked access to the famed Incan site and stranded tourists.

PeruRail said in a statement a partial service had restarted last Wednesday and a regular service was now operating from the city of Cusco to Aguas Calientes, a town near the archaeological site.

The protests began late last week over a new centralised ticketing system, leaving hundreds of tourists unable to reach the ancient ruins high up in the Andes.

The Guardian reports protesters said they feared the new electronic ticket sales platform would hurt local businesses by shifting the administration of ticket sales to one private company authorised by the ministry of culture.

comments powered by Disqus