For the second time, Doppelmayr has won a major order to build an urban ropeway in Mexico City. The third line “Cablebús Línea 3” will connect the districts of Los Pinos and Vasco de Quiroga over a distance of 5.42 kilometers.
A total of six stations, four of them at the popular Chapultepec Forest, will allow boarding and disembarking along the route. Due to the attractive route, both residents and tourists will benefit from the mobility solution from December 2023. Doppelmayr was already responsible for the first line of the “Cablebús” in Mexico City, which was completed in 2021.
With the construction of the “Cablebús Línea 3”, the decision-makers of the city of Mexico are pursuing the goal of improving mobility in local public transport on the one hand and increasing the attractiveness for tourism on the other. Preparations for the construction of line 3 began at the end of September this year. According to Mexico City’s Secretary for Construction and Services, Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, the residents of the Santa Fe area will benefit the most from the facility.
It will also connect to the Tren Interurbano train, which is under construction, and the Metro Constituyentes subway station. Line 3 is scheduled to be completed in December 2023.
Second D Line for Mexico City
Detachable gondolas from the D-Line cable car generation are once again being used in the promising transport project in the capital of Mexico. The total distance of 5.42 kilometers is covered in around 21 minutes with the help of six stations, 37 supports and 71 Omega V cabins and a travel speed of 6 m/s.
Each cabin has ten seats and thus offers enough space for the passengers, who can use the integrated WiFi during the journey. Around 12 million passengers per year should benefit from the new connection after completion.
Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mayor of Mexico City: “With the line, we are pursuing the goal of boosting both mobility and tourism. For example, visiting the eleven cultural projects associated with the Chapultepec ‘Nature and Culture’ project and the four sections of Chapultepec’s green area will be facilitated. The Line 3 is a great project.”
Konstantinos Panagiotou, CEO Doppelmayr Mexico: “We have already seen that the Cablebus works. Lines 1 and 2 have a positive social impact, ensure more safety on site and an economic boost around the stations. In addition, the system does not emit any emissions and offers a comfortable and reliable Mobility. I am convinced that with Line 3, we will take a big step closer to transforming the public transport system in Mexico City towards more sustainability.”
At a glance: Cablebús Línea 3, Mexico City
- Cable car system: Detachable gondola lift
- Cable car generation: D-Line
- Cabin Type: Omega V
- Cabin capacity: 10 people
- Total length: 5.42 km
- Stations: 6
- Driving speed: 6 m/s
- 1,000 people per hour and direction (initial expansion)
- 3,000 people per hour and direction (final expansion)
- 34,000 people per day (initial expansion)
- 102,000 people per day (final stage)
- 12 million people per year (initial expansion)
- 36 million people per year (final expansion)