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Official opening of the “Mexicable 2 – Línea Verde” on 30 March 2023

The Mexico ropeway system is already beating all records and providing safe, fast,

environment-friendly mobility. Now, with the completion and opening of the

“Mexicable 2 – Línea Verde”, the latest line completes an effective system of

independent ropeways that deliver transport with the very highest level of efficiency

and sustainability.

The city of Ecatepec de Morelos, which has a population in the millions and forms part of

the Mexico City metropolitan area, has become global pioneer in the integration of ropeways

into its urban transport system. This success story began seven years ago, with the

construction of the “Mexicable 1 – Línea Roja”, five kilometres long. Since its commissioning

the system, which operates for more than 18 hours every day and has proved extremely

popular with users, has clocked up more than 41 million journeys, with an exemplary

reliability of 99.8%. The secret of this success lies partly in the impressive time saving

compared to car travel: via the ropeway, users can access the metropolis’s public transport

network in just 19 minutes, compared to 50 minutes in nose-to-tail traffic.

The “Línea Verde” fills a major gap

The official opening of the “Mexicable 2 – Línea Verde” on 30 March 2023 fills a major gap

in the Ecatepec de Morelos ropeway network. In future the system, which consists of three

interconnected ropeways, will transport about 35,000 people from the municipalities of

Ecatepec de Morelos and Tlalnepantla de Baz to Mexico City every day, and also help to

conserve the Zacatenco protected areas of natural beauty in the Gustavo A. Madero district

thanks to its low noise emissions.

With its carefully designed route, the “Línea Verde” is the perfect completion of the public

transport network. Starting from the second station on the “Línea Roja”, this ropeway, with

a length of 8.5 kilometres, conveys passengers in about 300 gondolas to the Indios Verdes

subway station, with a total of seven stops.

“This provides local residents with convenient, safe, quick access to the subway network.

The link consists of three ropeways installed one after the other, each with one middle

station: including the termini, there are a total of seven stations. The use of three

independent systems gives us greater flexibility, enabling us to ensure peak reliability in the

transport services,” declares Giacomo Trattenero, from the LEITNER Sales Team.

The topography of the area and its construction density proved to be a serious challenge.

“In view of the very tight spaces available, sometimes we had to deliver materials at night,

and often we could only use cranes and small trucks. Since we had to cross one of Mexico

City’s busiest motorways, and closing it was not an option, we even had to use drones to

lay the first rope along the line’s pylons,” assembly director Patrick Rudigier explains.

Mexico City: just 36 minutes to the subway interchange
A LEITNER ropeway has also been making a huge contribution to slimming down city traffic
in the Iztapalapa district, in the south-east of Greater Mexico City, since 2021. More than 10
kilometres long, the “Cablebus 2” offers the catchment area’s 1.8 million residents a much
better transport link to workplaces, schools and leisure venues. Here again, the crucial factor
in the new transport system’s high approval rating has been the sharp acceleration in
mobility it provides: at just 36 minutes, journey time on this route has been more than halved.

 reporter: Ram-Brand
Categoria: Lifts under construction and projects
Data: 10/04/2023 10:38:52

Impianto: Mexicable Línea 2b (Línea Verde)