Friday, December 09, 2022

Line 1 of the CDMX Metro will be closed for maintenance work; The first phase will start from July 9

Mexico City’s government announced this Monday that Line 1 of the subway, which runs from the Observatorio to Pentitlán, will close all of its stations to allow maintenance and “modernization” work on them. The closure will happen in phases starting in July.

The announcement was made at a press conference by the capital’s head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum; The Director of Metro, Guillermo Calderón, and the Secretary of Mobility, Andrés Lajos.

“This closure is necessary because Line 1 has to be extensively modernised,” Sheinbaum told the media.

Among other items, works will include changes to the tracks, modernization of the piloting system and the introduction of new trains. This will result in an investment of over 36 billion pesos.

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first round

The work of the first phase will start from July 9. For this the road from Pentitlan to Salto del Agua will be closed.

The metro director said this phase is expected to last for about eight months and end in February 2023.

Buses from the Passenger Transport Network (RTP) will be deployed to cover this route to support the users of Line 1, informed the Mobility Secretary. In this task, 220 units will be used and, with the use of integrated mobility cards, those who have to use other systems will not be charged for transfer.

Second Level

Officials said that the second phase will start around March 2023 and will end in August. This will include from Balderas Station to the Observatorio Terminal.


Sheinbaum said that his administration prepared for these works for two years, which he deemed necessary because Line 1 has been in operation for more than 50 years.

The main objective is to improve the service of the line currently used daily by about 500,000 people.

To this end, it seeks to introduce 29 new trains, reduce the incidence of failures, expedite the routing of trains and the entire route from Pentitlan to the observatory can be done in about half an hour, when at present 45. It takes 50 minutes, he said. The director of the subway.

Information on the works will be available on the La Nueva Linea 1 website.

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