18 years after the first Metrobús route came into operation, yesterday the starting signal was given to the pioneer in NOT USING DIESEL
Yesterday the Metrobús Line 3 service began with fully electric buses.
In the Patio Jupiter terminal of this transport system, the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, affirmed that it is the only corridor with BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) electric battery units in the world, for which, she affirmed, Mexico City is at the forefront of electromobility.
She highlighted the participation of public and private companies in the project, such as CFE, Yutong and ADO, among other organizations, such as ECLAC and C40.
Sheinbaum recalled that about 18 years ago the first Metrobús line was launched in Insurgentes and that now, the first totally electric one, it means fulfilling a personal and academic dream.
As you know, for many years I dedicated myself to modeling energy and climate change, and at some point, we dreamed that we were going to have a fully electric Metrobús line. So today we are fulfilling a personal, academic dream and a great dream for Mexico City: to have the first line, unique in the world, of electric metrobuses in the city”, she said.
It is a fleet of 60 articulated buses that will reduce the emission of more than 100 tons of CO2 equivalent per year, said José Pérez Antón, director of Mobility ADO. For the units an investment of 900 million pesos was required.
Line 3 of the Metrobús provides service from Tenayuca, in the limits of Gustavo A. Madero and Azcapotzalco, to the town of Santa Cruz Atoyac, in Benito Juárez.
It transports about 200,000 users a day, detailed Andrés Lajous, head of the Ministry of Mobility.
Since 2020, tests began with some electric buses for this route. Other electric transport systems in the city are Metro, Light Train, Cablebús and Trolebús.
In these four years of government, a historic investment has been made to promote electromobility projects in the capital, thanks to this it is estimated that more than one million 300 thousand daily trips have seen improvements,” concluded Lajous.
THREE ROUTES ASK TO BE INCLUDED
The Ministry of Mobility (SEMOVI) assured that it has held dialogue tables with all groups of carriers interested in the formation of the new Culhuacanes Zonal Service corridor.
After a demonstration that occurred yesterday morning, in which members of routes 12, 84 and 91 participated in Calzada de las Bombas and Canal Nacional, SEMOVI indicated that the Undersecretary of Transportation has had negotiations with them since the beginning of the process.
The Culhuacanes zonal company will have a length of 71 kilometers, for which new buses will be purchased with a validator for the Integrated Mobility Card.
Fernando Leal, transport leader, indicated that concessionaires of the three mentioned routes formed a company to participate in the project, but that the authority only foresees one company, made up mostly of concessionaires of Route 12.
Therefore, they demanded that SEMOVI include their company called Enlaces Terrestres de Culhuacán, which has at least 76 of the 141 concessionaires that will receive a scrap bond of 450 thousand pesos from the Government of Mexico City to renew their minibuses and participate in the project.
We are complying with the law, with the indication of the Official Gazette to include the three routes (…) We do in fact comply with the intended zonal service, because the three routes are here together; instead, in the other company the majority are from Route 12”, he said.
L1 AND L12 OF THE METRO, STILL WITHOUT DATE
There is still no date for the reopening of the Pantitlán-Salto del Agua section of Line 1 of the Metro, nor of the elevated section of Line 12.
The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that in the case of Line 1, the civil works would be completed in February and tests of all the systems will begin in March, particularly the train control system.
You have to start a period of testing and conditioning of the new CBTC system; It is a new system, only Line 12 has it in the city, and all the subways in the world have this system and require a testing period, ”she said.