With an investment of more than 40 billion pesos, four major rehabilitation projects of the Mexico City Metro are being executed, reported the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.
The first is the rehabilitation of Central Control Post 1 (PCC1) that caught fire on January 9 in the accident involving the transformers of the Buen Tono Substation.
Sheinbaum indicated that the project includes moving the PCC1 to the C5 facilities where there is a fiber optic network that can be used to control the operation of the trains on lines 1, 2 and 3 that transport more than half of Metro users. Also, lines 4, 5 and 6.
This project is part of the rehabilitation of Line 1 that will be carried out with a PPS in which 38 billion pesos will be invested over 18 years.
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The second work is this rehabilitation of Line 1 that already has 52 years of service and requires modernization.
The third work is the improvement of the electricity supply, transmission and distribution, mainly of Line 1, but also of others such as 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The first stage will be ready in 2022, it will conclude in 2024 and this project will be financed with about 4.5 billion pesos of public debt, he said.
The fourth work, which will have no cost to the coffers of Mexico City, is the rehabilitation of Metro Line 12.
Sheinbaum said the cost will be borne by the companies that built the Gold Line and reiterated that it will be ready in a year.
In addition, the capital president affirmed that maintenance programs will be reinforced throughout the Metro network.