Lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Metro resumed their operations during the morning of this Tuesday, after they were suspended due to the fire that affected the Command Control in Mexico City.
Florence Serranía Soto, director of the Metro de la Mexico City, raised today that the Line 1 could operate again for the last week of january. After that, and in a staggered manner, they would restart operations lines 3 and 2 (in that order).
“Lines 1, 2 and 3 are supplied by the Buentono substation, which powers the attraction and lighting of the lines,” Serranía explained in a virtual conference. “In the last week of January we are proposing a start of the service of lines 1, 2 and 3, in the order that comes here: first Line 1, then Line 3 and finally Line 2, in a staggered manner. We will inform you of the day that each line enters ”, he stated.
“We will start with few trains. In the last week of January, if everything goes according to schedule, we will be able to start the operation of Line 1 with 10 trains, and for this we require that the power supply be ready ”, he added.
“In a phased manner, we will integrate Line 3, first, due to its characteristics and technology. Finally Line 2. We will be doing it gradually. Both will start with 10 trains ”, he explained.
Lines 4, 5 and 6 of the Mexico City Metro resumed their operations during the morning of this Tuesday, after they were suspended due to the fire that affected the Command Control of the Collective Transportation System.
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The Secretary of Mobility of the capital, Andrés Lajous, reported on his Twitter account that due to the entry into operation of lines 4, 5 and 6, more buses from the Passenger Transport Network (RTP) are being used to support the routes on lines 1, 2 and 3.
Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Head of Government of Mexico City, highlighted that the operations of the lines that were kept detained during the weekend are being supervised.
Last Saturday a fire in the main control center of the Mexico City Metro, in the Historic Center, left one dead and at least 30 workers intoxicated, in addition to the suspension of service on the six main lines.
The incident caused the transport system to suspend its activities, partially, after more than 51 years of uninterrupted work.
The metro of the Mexican capital transports about 6 million people every working day, which makes it one of the busiest in the world, although its demand falls during the weekend and more now due to the health contingency due to COVID -19.
-With information from EFE.