The Mexico City government announced Thursday that compensatory work will be carried out on subway line 9 (Pantitlán-Tacubaya), which will temporarily close some stations.
A few weeks ago, the Collective Transportation System had brought forward the temporary closure of some Line 9 stations for maintenance and leveling work due to regional subsidence in the region.
The stations that will be closed for renovation are between Pantitlán and Velodromo; These would be: Ciudad Deportiva, Puebla and Pantitlán.
However, Mexico City’s head of government, Martí Batres, said that the closure of Line 9 would not occur until the opening of Line 1, where modernization work is being carried out, is completed.
“Line 1 and Line 9 will not be closed at the same time at any time. As soon as the work is completed or the L1 subway is already in use by the public, work on line 9 will begin immediately. But if that happens, we will do it.” “We will launch the tender for the relevant tenders in the coming days,” emphasized Batres.
To align the tracks of this route, a total investment of 220 million pesos will be made. And it is estimated that the execution time will be five months.
The calendar created shows that a tender process will begin on September 21st, next week.
The estimated working times are two weeks of dismantling in November, the work will be carried out between November and February and finally the relevant equipment will be replaced in March 2024.
The pop-up shuttle service will operate from November to March 2024, when renovations are expected to be completed.
Alternative routes and new means of transport on line 9
During this period, three stations on line 9 will be closed.
Andrés Lajous, CDMX Minister of Mobility, pointed out that there will be new transport services.
A Metrobús line will be established that will run from Canal de San Juan on Avenida Zaragoza to Metro Lázaro Cárdenas (Eje Tres).
There will also be an RTP bus support service from Pantitlán to Velodromo. Their opening hours are Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. The transfer is free.
In addition, there will be an extension of the trolleybus to allow the connection from Villa de Cortés to Tepalcates. The fare is four pesos per ticket.