- Construction of Line 3 of the Cablebus on Avenida Constituents in CDMX will begin in January and run until December 2023.
- It will have an extension of 5.5 km and six stations.
- According to data from the capital’s government, Line 3 of the cablebus envisages an investment of 2,600 million pesos.
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Construction of Line 3 of the cablebus on Avenida Constituents, west of Mexico City, will begin in January and run until December 2023. With this cable car, the government of the capital wants to improve public transportation between the Chapultepec area and Santa Fe. , one of the main corporate areas of the capital.
Here’s what we know about the creation of this new mode of transportation at CDMX.
This will be the route of Line 3 of the Cablebus, which passes through Constituentes.
The extension of this cablebus line will be 5.5 km and there will be six stations. It will go from Los Pinos to Vasco de Quiroga Avenue in Santa Fe.
A striking feature of this line is that it is planned to be built in a record period of 14 months, said Konstantinos Panagiotou, CEO of Doppelmayr Mexico, in an interview. This period includes the construction of electromechanical systems in Austria, which had already begun, and the foundation of stations along Avenida Constituentes.
“They will see work from January 2023 till start-up. It is a cable car with which we hope to break construction and commissioning records”, he commented.
By comparison, Cablebus’s Line 1, which runs 9.2 kilometers between Indios Verdes and Cuatepec, north of the capital, took almost twice as long, Panagiotou said.
Doppelmayr, the company in charge of the project, is a specialist in cable cars.
Doppelmayr, the firm that won the Grupo INDI-tender for Line 3 of the cablebus, is a specialist in the installation of cable cars. Founded in 1892, this Austrian company has focused on the development and implementation of technology for this type of transport.
As of 2019, the group has set up over 15,000 structures in 96 countries. However, his time in Mexico dates back to the 1970s, when he installed a cable car in Zacatecas for tourism purposes; It has also developed projects in Monterrey, Chihuahua and Vallarta.
From 2008, the company started operations in the country. they have currently established a Center In the industrial area of Vallejo, Mexico City, from where it meets demand in the Southern United States and Latin America.
“We have to be very close to our customers; Currently shipments are delayed and it is necessary to maintain operations in public transport systems, we cannot stop a line waiting for a spare part”, Panagiotou explained.
Cablebuses will be cheaper to install and maintain than other forms of transport.
According to figures from the capital’s government, Line 3 of the cablebus on Avenida Constituents is considering an investment of 2,600 million pesos.
The transportation plan plans to carry 36,000 passengers daily to and from the tourist areas of Santa Fe and Bosque de Chapultepec, official figures show. However, Panagiotou does not rule out that demand is high, as was the case with Line 1.
In this regard, the CEO of Doppelmayr Mexico assures that this transport allows connecting the periphery of urban areas and generates positive social and security effects with low implementation costs.
“Most can operate and maintain themselves without the need for subsidies,” he pointed out. Business Insider Mexico,
In addition, after initial installation, the maintenance cost during its useful life is relatively low. Later, between 25 and 30 years of its operation, it is necessary to rebuild the system.
“The tower and the engine work because they are given daily maintenance; The electronic part is what needs to be changed to see the new generation models”, he commented.
Mexico City is a “showcase” for public transportation in Latin America
Panagiotou assured that Mexico City has become a “showcase for the world”, because “everyone is watching what is happening in a metropolis with 23 million people.”
Similarly, he believes that the installation of cable cars as an alternative to public transportation in the Mexican capital will inspire other cities and countries to replicate it.
“When a project has an impact, it tends to be replicated in other cities. This can happen with cable cars; it is easy to look at a successful project and tropicalize it”, he remarked.
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