Partial train service resumes to Peru's Machu Picchu





Travelers can once again get to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel in Peru that has been cut off for several months.

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential January rains destroyed the rail line that is the only access to Machu Picchu (apart from hiking), forcing authorities to close the world-famous archaeological site although it wasn't damaged.

PeruRail began offering limited train service Monday from Piscacucho to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu that perches at about 8,000 feet in the Andes.

However, not all the rail line has been repaired; travelers will need to take a bus from Cusco, the major city and visitor hub in the area, to connect with the train at Piscacucho.



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