A cable car system has begun operating in the State of México as part of the state’s public transit system.
The 4.8-kilometer Mexicable-Ecatepec was officially inaugurated today by President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The 190 cars can each carry 10 passengers on a 17-minute ride between San Andrés de la Cañada in the Sierra of Guadalupe and Vía Morelos in Ecatepec. There are five stations between the two terminals.
The Mexicable has the capacity to move as many as 6,000 passengers an hour and is expected to transport some 29,000 people a day, reducing traveling time between the two points by 23 minutes. The fare is six pesos.
The system was built under a public-private partnership with a total investment of 1.702 billion pesos, or US $87 million.
Construction began in 2014.
Source: Milenio (sp)