The Sistema de Transporte Público Cablebús, simply branded as Cablebús, is an aerial lift transport system that runs in the Gustavo A. Madero and Iztapalapa areas of Mexico City.[1] It is operated by Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos, the agency responsible for the operation of all trolleybus and light rail services in Mexico City.[2] Line 1 was officially inaugurated on 11 July 2021, going from the Indios Verdes station of the STC Metro to the northern neighborhoods of Gustavo A. Madero. Line 2 runs from the Constitución de 1917 to the Santa Marta STC Metro stations in the southeast of the city.

Cablebús
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Inauguración Tlalpexco-Campos Revolución (60417cb7b69fc936233884).jpg
Overview
Area servedValley of Mexico (for Line 1); Iztapalapa (for Line 2)
LocaleGustavo A. Madero and Iztapalapa, Mexico City
Transit typeAerial lift
Number of lines2
Number of stations13
Websiteste.cdmx.gob.mx
Operation
Began operation11 July 2021
Operator(s)Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos
Number of vehicles377 (Line 1)[1]
305 (Line 2)
Technical
System length19.75 km (12.3 mi)[1]
Average speed20 km/h (12 mph)

HistoryEdit

Line 1's construction started in September 2019 with an investment of 3 billion Mexican pesos.[3] Doppelmayr México and Grupo Indi built Line 1;[4] Leitner Ropeways built Line 2.[5]

On 4 March 2021, Line 1's Campos Revolución and Tlalpexco stations were opened for operational trials,[6][7] and the rest of the line was officially inaugurated on 11 July 2021.[8] Line 2 was inaugurated on 8 August 2021.[9]

ServiceEdit

The fare is 7 pesos (MXN) per travel.[10] Service is free of charge for users over 70 years of age, children under 5 years of age, and people with evident disabilities.[11]

The gondola lift used for the Cablebus travels at approximately 20 km/h (12 mph) on average.[12]

Similarly to the Mexico City Metro system, Cablebús stations feature pictograms symbolizing either the names of the stations or a significant feature in the region. They were designed by American graphic designer Lance Wyman, who also designed all the pictograms for the Movilidad Integrada system. The system is light blue-colored representing the color of the sky.[13]

StationsEdit

Key[a]
  Denotes a connection with the Centro de transferencia modal (CETRAM) system
  Denotes a connection with the Metro system
  Denotes a connection with the Metrobús system
  Denotes a connection with the Mexibús system
  Denotes a connection with the Mexicable system
  Denotes a connection with the public bus system
  Denotes a connection with the Red de Transporte de Pasajeros (RTP) system
  Denotes a connection with the Trolleybus system

Line 1Edit

 
Line 1

Line 1 is located in the northernmost borough of Gustavo A. Madero. It runs 9.2 kilometers (5.7 mi)[6] from the area serving the Indios Verdes STC Metro station to the Campos Revolución STC Metro station, where the line divides into two cables for transfer,[12] one toward Cuautepec station and the other toward Tlalpexco station, in the Cerro del Chiquihuite.[13] The ropeway installation for Line 1 was built by Doppelmayr Mexico. The cabins are the OMEGA V cabins by CWA Constructions, which have even won a Red Dot Award for their outstanding design.[20]

Stations[21][b] Connection(s) Picture Date opened
Indios Verdes
  •   Indios Verdes
  •     Line 3: Indios Verdes station
  •    : Line 1: Indios Verdes station
  •    : Line 3: Indios Verdes station
  •    : Line 7: Indios Verdes station
  •     Line IV: Indios Verdes station
  •   Line 2: Indios Verdes station (under construction)
  •   Routes: 101, 101-A, 101-B, 101-D, 102, 107-B (at distance), 108
  • 11 July 2021[8]
    Santa María Ticomán
  •   Routes: 101, 102, 108
  • La Pastora
  •   Routes: 101, 101-A, 101-B, 101-D, 102, 103, 104, 108
  • Campos Revolución
  •   Routes: 101, 101-A, 101-B 101-D, 102, 103
  •   4 March 2021[7]
    Cuautepec
  •   Routes: 101, 101-A, 101-B, 101-D, 102, 103, 104
  • 11 July 2021[8]
    Tlalpexco   4 March 2021[7]

    Line 2Edit

     
    Line 2

    Line 2 is located in the eastern borough of Iztapalapa. It runs 10.55 kilometers (6.56 mi) from the area serving the Constitución de 1917 metro station to Santa Marta metro station, passing through the southern neighborhoods of the borough.[22] It is the longest public cable car line in the world.[23] The Line is divided in two sections and commuters have to get off at Xalpa station if they want to continue their ride.[24]

    Stations[b] Connection(s) Picture Date opened
    Constitución de 1917
  •   Constitución de 1917
  •     Line 8: Constitución de 1917 station
  •   Routes: 1-D, 47-A, 57-A, 57-C, 159, 161, 161-C, 161-D, 161-E, 161-F, 162, 165-A
  •   Route: 4-B
  •   Line 10: Constitución de 1917 station (under construction)
  •   8 August 2021[9]
    Quetzalcóatl
  •   Route: 161-E
  •  
    Las Torres Buenavista  
    Xalpa
  •   Route: 161-C
  •  
    Lomas de la Estancia
  •   Route: 161
  •  
    San Miguel Teotongo
  •   Routes: 163, 163-B
  •  
    Santa Marta
  •   Santa Marta
  •     Line A: Santa Marta station
  •   Routes: 1-D, 52-C
  •   Line 10: Santa Marta station (under construction)
  •  

    FutureEdit

    Line 3Edit

    The project was originally planned to have four stations that would connect all four Chapultepec park sections, in Miguel Hidalgo.

    On July 20, 2021, the tender for the first stage of the line was presented, which will have a length of 5.42 km, 180 cabins and 6 stations.[25] The planned number of station was later increased to eleven and expanded to the high areas of the neighboring borough of Álvaro Obregón.[26] It is expected to conclude in December 2023.[27]

    Stations[b] Connection(s) Borough Picture To be opened
    Los Pinos
  •  
  •     Line 7: Constituyentes station
  •   Routes: 34-A
  •   Route: 8-C
  • Miguel Hidalgo Expected December 2023
    Panteón Dolores
    CECyT 4 / Lienzo Charro
    Parque Cri-Cri Álvaro Obregón
    Cineteca Nacional
    Vasco de Quiroga
  • Vasco de Quiroga railway station
    (under construction)
  • Line 4Edit

    The line is planned to go from Magdalena Contreras to Tlalpan, southeastern Mexico City.[28]

    See alsoEdit

    NotesEdit

    1. ^ The following list was adapted from different websites and official maps.
    2. ^ a b c All the stations are fully accessible.

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ a b c Roa, Wendy (27 May 2020). "Obras de Cablebús línea 1 y 2 con más de 50% de avance". Excélsior (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 September 2020.
    2. ^ Hernández, Eduardo (30 January 2021). "Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos operará Cablebús y Trolebús Elevado: Sheinbaum". El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
    3. ^ Ordorica, Ana Paula (12 September 2019). "Inicia construcción de línea 1 del cablebús" (in Spanish). anapaulaordorica.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
    4. ^ Zamarrón, Israel (7 July 2021). "Teleféricos, más seguros que los aviones: constructor de Línea 1 del Cablebús". Forbes (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 August 2021.
    5. ^ Zamarón, Israel (4 August 2021). "Entrevista – Leitner, constructor de Cablebús Línea 2, ve potencial de más teleféricos en CDMX". Forbes. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
    6. ^ a b Ayala Espinosa, Camila (4 March 2021). "Línea 1 del Cablebús de CDMX arranca operaciones en sus dos primeras estaciones". El Economista (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 May 2021.
    7. ^ a b c "A volar: estrenan primera parte de la Línea 1 del Cablebús". Chilango (in Spanish). 4 March 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
    8. ^ a b c Quintero M, Josefina (11 July 2021). "Obras en las alturas: Cablebús y elevador mejoran movilidad en la GAM y Álvaro Obregón". La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 July 2021.
    9. ^ a b Hernández, Juan R. (2 August 2021). "8 de agosto se inaugura línea 2 del Cablebús". Diario Basta (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2021.
    10. ^ Hernández, Eduardo (12 June 2021). "Fijan tarifa del Cablebús en 7 pesos". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2021.
    11. ^ "Línea 1 del Cablebús de la CDMX: Esto es lo que tienes que saber sobre el nuevo transporte". El Financiero (in Spanish). 8 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
    12. ^ a b Associated Press (6 March 2021). "Mexico City opens cable car line designed to stretch 6 miles, the latest in Latin America". Fox News. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
    13. ^ a b "¿Qué significan los logos de la Línea 1 del Cablebús 🚡?". Chilango (in Spanish). 10 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
    14. ^ "Centros de Transferencia Modal (CETRAM)" [Modal Transfer Centers] (in Spanish). Órgano Regulador de Transporte. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    15. ^ a b "Mi Mapa Metro 22032021" [My Metro Map 22032021] (PDF) (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    16. ^ "Mapa del sistema" [System map] (in Spanish). Mexico City Metrobús. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    17. ^ "Red de corredores" [Route network] (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    18. ^ "Red de Rutas" [Routes network] (in Spanish). Red de Transporte de Pasajeros. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    19. ^ "Servicios" [Services] (in Spanish). Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
    20. ^ "MOJA Design · Seilbahnkabine OMEGA V". MOJA Design. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
    21. ^ "Red de Transporte: Cablebús Línea 1" (in Spanish). Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
    22. ^ Hernández, Eduardo (8 August 2021). "Este domingo se inaugura la Línea 2 del Cablebús de la CDMX". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 August 2021.
    23. ^ "Cablebús de la CDMX logra Récord Guiness". El Financiero (in Spanish). 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
    24. ^ Zamarrón, Israel (9 August 2021). "Cablebús en Iztapalapa registra sobredemanda en su primer día de servicio". Forbes. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
    25. ^ Santiago, David (20 July 2022). "Línea 3 del Cablebús en CDMX: estaciones, ruta y cuándo se inaugura". Expansión Política (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 July 2022.
    26. ^ Zamarrón, Israel (12 July 2022). "Línea 3 de Cablebús subiría del Auditorio Nacional a la alcaldía Álvaro Obregón". Forbes (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 July 2022.
    27. ^ "Línea 3 del Cablebús en CDMX: Esta es la ruta y las estaciones que habrá en Chapultepec". El Financiero (in Spanish). 25 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
    28. ^ "Cablebús CDMX: Sheinbaum confirmó Línea 3 en Chapultepec y analiza construcción de Línea 4". Infobae (in Spanish). 9 December 2021. Retrieved 25 December 2021.

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