Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has confirmed that two trains collided between Cusco and Machu Picchu during the morning of July 31, 2018. While U.S. citizens were onboard, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities to U.S. citizens. The injured passengers were transported to Cusco-area clinics. Peruvian authorities are working to reestablish rail service; however, it is unclear when rail service will resume. U.S. citizens planning to use rail services between Cusco and Aguas Calientes should contact IncaRail at + 51.84.581.860 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact PeruRail at +51.84.581.414 or email@example.com.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Phone: +51 84 231-474
Fax: +51 84 245-102
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444