Three Cablebús Lines ConfirmedBy Lorenzo Núñez | Wed, 03/31/2021 - 13:54
Mexico City´s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum confirmed that Cablebús will only have three Lines. Mexico City’s administration will have a master plan that will focus on the municipalities of Milpa Alta and Xochimilco.
Sheinbaum mentioned that during her administration, they will manage to install and operate three Cablebús lines. During a supervision visit to Line 2’s San Miguel Teotongo station, the mayor stated “we are going to leave three, but we are leaving a master plan as well. That way, the next administrations that take office will have an action plan for different places” reported El Economista.
Sheinbaum informed that Line 2 is about 92 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished by June. “Cablebús is not only an innovative way of mobility in the city, it has great virtues from which it was designed and it is really becoming a reality in the city. It is the best mobility project for the city´s low-income areas. Cablebús grants better mobility to the city´s neglected areas” she stated.
Line 2 will connect areas of high marginalization and population density in Iztapalapa and had a bigger investment than Line 1 with US$148 million. The project will reduce travel time by over 50 percent and its total length is expected to be 10.6km that will include 56 stations, benefitting over 300,000 people, reported by MBN. Sheinbaum stated the Cablebús´goal is to improve people’s quality of life and to recover social spaces. Line 2 is expected to save its users $MX518 a month. During its construction it created around 1500 jobs and will have a total capacity of 200,000 daily users once operational, reported by the government.
Guillermo Calderón Aguilar said that the company that built Line 2, (Leitner Ropeways-Alfa Proveedores Contratistas) will be in charge of the operation for a year.
There was speculation of a Line 4 in the works. As reported by MBN, Line 3 is set to begin operations in 2022 and Sheinbaum had even mentioned a fourth Cablebús project. However, Line 4 was still in its early planning stage, as the government is waiting for the completion of the Interurban Train to see the impact it will have on the demand for public transportation.