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> Train Oruro to Uyuni - temporarily not working, Transport
veromarcos
post Apr 11 2008, 09:03 PM
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According to Peruvian press, a group stole 100 metres of rails of the line from Oruro to Uyuni (Salt Flats). Therefore the transport is temporarily interrupted.

I believe buses can do the route but will be overcrowded.

The press said the service should be working again next week. This does not seem to be new as rails are sold in Peru if stolen.
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post Apr 11 2008, 11:01 PM
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Hopefully they won't steal the tarmac from the road. Thank goodness they haven't thought of that on the TGV route yet. Hopefully they won't employ Bolivians as track supervisors there.


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post Apr 12 2008, 07:02 PM
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What tarmac? crazy.gif
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post Apr 12 2008, 07:21 PM
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Oops! I forgot we were discussing Bolivia. Read that as macadam, not tarmac.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadam


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post Apr 14 2008, 09:22 AM
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Wow, what crazy chaos! Do you know when they expect the train to be back?


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post Apr 14 2008, 03:23 PM
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The train will start running again as soon as they get the rails back from Peru.


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post Apr 14 2008, 06:45 PM
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LOL. The official statement said 1 week approx.

100 metres shouldn´t take them long once they steal them from Chile!
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post Apr 15 2008, 08:06 AM
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Hahaha, you guys are hilarious


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