Mexicable

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Mexicable
Logo Mexicable.png
Overview
LocaleState of Mexico, Mexico
Transit typeCable car
Number of lines1
Number of stations7
Daily ridership29,000 per day (estimated, 2016)
Websitemexicable.com
Operation
Began operationOctober 4, 2016
Operator(s)ALFA, S.A.B. de C.V. y Grupo IUSA, S.A. de C.V.
Number of vehicles184
Technical
System length4.8 km (3.0 mi)
System map

Mapa Mexicable

Mexicable is a project by the government of the State of Mexico to build a cable car service as part of a wider public transport system.

The first part of this project was inaugurated on October 4, 2016, in the city of Ecatepec de Morelos. The system, with a length of 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi), runs between San Andrés de la Cañada (in the Sierra of Guadalupe) and Vía Morelos (in Ecatepec), through five intermediate stations.[1][2] It reduces traveling times between those points to 17 minutes, down from the hourlong commutes between the same points using ground transportation.[2][3]

Mexicable cars

The Mexicable Ecatepec consists of 184 cars for both lines, and each one of them can carry 10 passengers. The predicted capacity is 3,000 passengers per hour for each line[4] and 29,000 passengers per day, with a fare of seven pesos.

The New York Times reported that the Mexicable Ecatepec has brought some urban renewal to the areas served by Mexicable stations. Streetlights were installed, roads were paved, and about 50 murals were commissioned along the route.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Mexicable Ecatepec' Public Cable Car Transportation System, gob.mx, retrieved 5 October 2016
  2. ^ a b c Burnett, Victoria (2016-12-28). "Near Mexico City, Cable Car Lets Commuters Glide Over Traffic". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-40951326/flying-over-the-city-the-urban-cable-car
  4. ^ http://www.seilbahn.net/sn/index.php?i=60&kat=Seilbahnen&j=1&news=7424