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Mexicable Line 2 88 Percent Complete

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María José Goytia By María José Goytia | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Wed, 03/16/2022 - 11:57

The State of Mexico and Mexico City are increasingly connecting through alternative and electric public transportation systems. The most recent project close to inauguration is the second line of the Mexicable, a cable car that will connect the eastern part of Tlalnepantla with Mexico City’s Indios Verdes Metro station.

The second line of the Mexicable is 88 percent complete. This route will facilitate sustainable mobility for 200,000 inhabitants of the Mexico City metropolitan area. The route is expected to be operational within the next three months. This elevated transport system has a length of 8.25km and will have seven stations: Indios Verdes, Tanque de Agua, Periférico, San Isidro, Dr. Jorge Jiménez Cantú, La Mesa and Hank González II, the station that will connect with line 1 of the Mexicable.

Line 2 plans to serve 29,000 users daily. The complete route will take 30 minutes from the Hank Gonzalez neighborhood in Sierra de Guadalupe to the Indios Verdes subway station in Mexico City. Currently, residents who travel along this route lose up to an hour in daily commutes.

Six of the seven stations of the new cable car line are in the State of Mexico, with the Indios Verdes terminal being the only one located in the capital. The Mexicable system stands out because of its sustainable approach, as it will operate with solar-generated electricity. 

Antonio Rodríguez, Tlalnepantla’s Mayor, informed that the line is already undergoing operational tests. Five of the seven stations are ready despite social issues involving neighbors from Zacatenco hill that delayed the project.

Line 2 of Mexicable is a joint venture between the Mexico City and State of Mexico governments, with a total investment of MX$2.25 billion (US$107.6 million).

The State of Mexico has operated the first Mexicable line since 2016 in Ecatepec, connecting the inhabitants of La Cañada in Sierra de Guadalupe with Santa Clara. This was also the first cable car line in the country. Line 1 of the Mexicable has seven stations along a 4.9km route. Its cabins can carry up to 10 people, with a fare of MX$9 (US$0.46) and free service to seniors and children under five. The new line of Mexicable stands out by almost doubling the length of the previous venture. The concessionaire in charge of Mexicable Tlalnepantla, Mexiteleférico Consortium, also operates Mexicable Ecatepec, so the technical characteristics, fares and cabins will be the same.

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