Mexibús

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Articulated bus operating for Mexibús BRT.

Mexibús is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the parts of Greater Mexico City that are located in the State of Mexico, which surrounds the Mexican Federal District, i.e. Mexico City proper, on three sides.

It is operated by Transmasivo S.A. (line I) and Red de Transporte de Oriente S.A. de C.V. (line III).[1] There are two lines (I and III) with a total length of 31 kilometres (19 mi) and 53 stations located in Ecatepec, Tecámac, Nezahualcóyotl, Chimalhuacán, all in the State of Mexico, as well as in Mexico City proper in the Venustiano Carranza borough. Line II, from Ecatepec to Tultitlán, was opened in January 2015.

Network[edit]

Routes[edit]

Terminal at Ojo de Agua

Mexibús I: Ciudad Azteca - Ojo de Agua[edit]

Route I serves the northeastern suburbs, operating from Ciudad Azteca (terminus of Line B of the Mexico City metro), to Ojo de Agua, the concession is in hands of Transmasivo S.A. which operates both regular and express routes. It is 16 km long with 24 stations, and approximately 130,000 users per day.[2]

There are three variations of this route:[3]

  • TR-1 Ojo de Agua-Ciudad Azteca regular service
  • TR-3 Ojo de Agua-Ciudad Azteca express
  • TR-4 Central de Abastos-Ciudad Azteca express

63 articulated Volvo 7300 BRT buses ply the route painted white with red, light green and dark green trim.[4] It began free operations in October 2010.[5]

Stations: Ciudad Azteca, Quinto Sol, Josefa Ortiz, Indutrial, UNITEC, Torres, Zodiaco, Adolfo López Mateos, Vocacional 3, Valle de Ecatepec, Las Américas, Primero de mayo, Hospital, Aquiles Serdán, Jardines de Morelos, Palomas, 19 de septiembre, Central de Abastos, Las Torres, Hidalgo, Cuauhtémoc Sur, Cuauhtémoc Norte, Esmeralda and Ojo de Agua[6]

Mexibús II: Lechería - Las Américas[edit]

A Mexibús in Line II station Las Américas

Mexibús line II runs 21.3 km long, from Fraccionamiento Las Américas in Ecatepec to Lechería, in Tultitlán, running along Avenida Primero de Mayo, Avenida Revolución and Avenida José López Portillo; it has 42 stations and 92 buses. Urbanbus is the concessionnaire.

This line connects the two largest commercial centers of the far north metropolitan area: Perinorte and Plaza Las Américas.[7] As of mid-2013 it was expected that the service would be operational in 2014.[8] But it was until January 2015 when it was opened.[9]

Mexibús III: Chimalhuacán - Pantitlán[edit]

Mexibus Route 3 Chimalhuacán-Pantitlán

Mexibús line III was the second line in service. It runs 14.5 kilometers from Chimalhuacán to Pantitlán (transfer for multiple lines of the Mexico City Metro) in Mexico City proper. The concessionnaire is Red de Transporte de Oriente S.A. de C.V.[1] There are 25 stations, 2 terminals, and 85 buses.The line began construction at the end of 2010 [10][11] and began operations 30 April 2013.

There are three service variations provided on the line:

  • OR Pantitlan-Chimalhuacán regular (27 stops)
  • EX-1 Pantitlan-Chimalhuacán express (14 stops)
  • EX-2 Pantitlan-Chimalhuacán express (8 stops)

The buses are white with red, light and dark green trim. Stations: Pantitlán, El Barquito, Maravillas, Vicente Riva Palacio, Virgencitas, Nezahualcóyotl, Lago de Chapala, Adolfo López Mateos, Palacio Municipal, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, El Castillito, General Vicente Villada, Rayito de Sol, Las Mañanitas, Rancho Grande, Bordo de Xochiaca, Las Torres, Guerrero Chimalli, Las Flores, Canteros, La Presa, Embarcadero, Santa Elena, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, San Pablo, Los Patos, Refugio, Acuitlapilco y Chimalhuacán.[12][13]

Fare[edit]

The fare is 6 Mexican pesos (MXN) [14] paid via rechargeable cards which cost 16 pesos and include 6 pesos in transit credit.[15][16]

Service operates seven days a week from 4:30 A.M. to 12:30 A.M.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Redacción de El Universal (1 May 2013). "Mexibús Línea 3 dará servicio gratuito" [Mexibús Line 3 will provide free service]. El Universal. Estado de México, México. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.edomex.gob.mx/portal/page/portal/secom/transporte/tarticcdazt
  3. ^ http://www.edomex.gob.mx/comunicaciones/docs/pdf/mexibus.pdf
  4. ^ "Confirman 63 autobuses articulados Volvo para el Mexibus". Estado de México, México: Directorio T21. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Corre el Mexibús, luego de un año de retraso en su inauguración" [Mexibús is running, after a year's delay in its inauguration]. Excélsior. Distrito Federal, México. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Estaciones de ruta 1 del Mexibús" [Stations of Route I of Mexibús]. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Autorizan una segunda ruta de Mexibús" [Second Mexibús route authorized]. El Universal. Ecatepec de Morelos, Méx., México. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.eluniversaledomex.mx/ecatepec/linea-2-del-mexibus-funcionara-a-inicios-del-2014.html
  9. ^ http://excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2015/01/12/1002228
  10. ^ "En Proceso de Licitación" [Tendering bids] (PDF). Gaceta del Gobierno del Estado de México. Chimalhuacán, Méx., México. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Listas en 2012, tres líneas del Mexibús" [Ready in 2012, three Mexibús routes], El Universal (Chimalhuacán, Méx., México), 7 November 2011, retrieved 6 December 2011 
  12. ^ http://ceape.edomex.gob.mx/sites/ceape.edomex.gob.mx/files/Nezahualc%C3%B3yotl.pdf
  13. ^ Víctor Hugo Ramírez H. (1 May 2013), "Chimalhuacán inicia Mexibus pruebas con pasajeros abordo" [Chimalhuacán begins Mexibús tests with passengers aboard], Alianzatex (Texcoco, Estado de México), retrieved 12 May 2013 
  14. ^ Alejandro León (16 May 2013), "Aumenta un peso tarifa del Mexibús" [Mexibús fares go up], Reforma (Distrito Federal, México), retrieved 17 May 2013 
  15. ^ http://www.hoyestado.com/nota.php?id=10593
  16. ^ http://www.reforma.com/libre/online07/preacceso/articulos/default.aspx?plazaconsulta=reforma&url=http://www.reforma.com/edomex/articulo/694/1387616/&urlredirect=http://www.reforma.com/edomex/articulo/694/1387616/

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