Collision in vicinity of Cusco (July 18, 2018)

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 or contact PeruRail at +51.84.581.414 or
Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.


U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru:
Avenida La Enclada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone(answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Phone: +51 84 231-474
Fax: +51 84 245-102

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Peru Country Information
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