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Mexicable Line 2 Face One-Year Delay

By Fernando Mares | Wed, 04/06/2022 - 10:00

Line 2 of the Cablebús system from the State of Mexico is expected to be ready by the end of 2022. The cableway is in its last stages of construction, according to the company in charge of the project.

 

Construction works started in 2020 and, at the time, the government of the State of Mexico declared that the project would be ready by October 2021, with an investment of more than US$125.8 million. However, construction has been delayed several times because of the pandemic. Line 2 will meet transportation demand in the northern part of Mexico City and the east part of the State of Mexico, benefiting over 30,000 people a day from high-population density and high-marginalization areas. 

 

This second line of the cableway system is being constructed by Mexiteleférico Consortium, the same company in charge of Line 1. It will connect the upper parts of Tlalnepantla and Ecatepec municipalities as well as Gustavo A. Madero’s lower parts in Mexico City with a length of 8.25km. 

The line will have seven stops: Indios Verdes, Tanque de Agua, Periferico, San Isidro, Dr. Jorge Jiménez Cantu, La Mesa, and Hank Gonzalez II. This last stop will connect with Line 1 of Mexicable. The new project will also connect with Indios Verdes and Martín Carrera Center of Modal Tranferences (CETRAM), Mexibus and Metrobús.  

 

It will take 30 minutes to travel along Line 2, which means a commute  50 minutes shorter. Alfredo del Mazo, Governor, State of Mexico, has also pointed out that the cableway is eco-friendly as it works with solar-generated energy and stressed its importance due to its important connections with key public transport alternatives. 

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
ADN40, La Prensa
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Fernando Mares Fernando Mares Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst