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Cablebus Line 1 Suffers a Loss in Electricity

By Lorenzo Núñez | Thu, 08/05/2021 - 14:33

With just over a month operating, Mexico City´s Cablebus Line 1 has suffered a disruption to its services in the form of electrical transformer explosion.

The Secretariat of Mobility stated that around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, an electrical transformer exploded in the area, which caused a lack of supply at the point and a pause in the service for a period of ten minutes. Safety protocols were immediately implemented, and the line had a 10-minute halt to its operation. During this period, the transportation speed was lowered and, upon arrival at the stations, passengers were removed from the cabins to safeguard their safety in accordance with civil protection regulations. SEMOVI indicated that there was no damage to the physical, mechanical and electric installation. SEMOVI reported that once all the reviews and check-ups concluded, activates resumed without setbacks.

As previously reported by MBN, section Tlalpexco-Campos Revolucion of Cablebús Line 1, which is expected to improve mobility in one of the cities most populated sectors, was inaugurated back in March of this year, but not began official operations until mid-July. The Cablebús cableway runs for 1.7km and it received an investment of nearly US$140 million and generated 2,800 jobs. Its total length is of 9.2km, including 63 towers.

The project is expected to impact over 48,000 people every day by connecting remote areas of the city and reducing travel time from 20 to six minutes. The company Leitner Spa and Doppelmayr Mexico together with Gami Ingenería, were in charge of the contruction of Line 1, which operates from Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from 06:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays and holidays, from 07:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m.

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Lorenzo Núñez Lorenzo Núñez Junior Journalist & Industry Analyst