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Mexico City opens second Cablebús line to the east of the capital

Mexico City inaugurated Line 2 of the Cablebus today, which will connect remote areas in the east of the Mexican capital and will transport some 108,000 people daily.

“With this work, the largest line in Latin America, it is shown that Mexico City is proudly a Government of the Fourth Transformation of public life in Mexico, which seeks to benefit those who have the least and thereby eradicate inequalities,” said Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum during the inauguration of the work.

The service, which will extend over 10.7 kilometers and will have a total of seven stations, will connect on the one end with line 8 of the subway at the Constitución de 1917 station and on the other with line A of the subway at Santa Marta, east of the city.

Made up of more than 300 10-seater cabins, the new Cablebús 2 cable car transport system was manufactured by the Leitner company in collaboration with Alfa Suppliers and Contractors.

At a cost of pesos $7 (about 35 US cents), this new transport seeks to save 40 minutes compared to a transfer that normally takes 73 minutes, in addition to reducing marginalization in the Iztapalapa area.

This new line has internet in all cabins and stations, seismic alarms, firefighting equipment, security cameras, and 24-hour monitoring.

Carla Brugada, mayor of Iztapalapa, assured that with this work the area “takes flight” and the lives of its people will be transformed.

On July 11, the capital’s government began operations on Line 1 of the Cablebús, which connects Indios Verdes and Cuautepec, in the north of the city. This first line covers 9.2 kilometers and has six stations.

According to Martín Leitner, member of the Board of Directors of Leitner, the company in charge of the construction of the Cablebús, by the end of this year, they expect to have a total of 4 lines operating in Mexico: 3 in the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City and another in Torreón that has been in operation since 2016.

Capital authorities hope to inaugurate Line 3 for the Magdalena Contreras and Tlalpan areas by 2022.