The government of Mexico City announced that the Metro and the Federal Electric Commission will revamp three Metro lines to provide better service for its users.
Mexico City’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced a planned update for the city’s Metro system to provide better service for its daily users.
In a press conference, the mayor stated that the Metro Collective Transportation System (STCM in Spanish) and the Federal Electric Commission (CFE in Spanish) are working jointly on the “Metro-Energy” Project, with the goal to improve the electrical system on three lines.
The mayor stated: “We call this project ‘Proyecto Metro-Energía.’ We want to electrify and filter the electricity in Mexico City’s Metro lines 1, 2, and 3. Those lines have the largest user influx, and the main idea is a full upgrade of the electricity supply system.”
Sheinbaum mentioned that the budget of this project is $4.5 billion MXN. General Manager of STCM, Guillermo Calderón Aguilera, added that they have already completed 37% of the civil engineering and 26% of the electromechanics.
CFE representative, Engineer Guillermo Nevares Elizondo, added during the press conference that over 360,000 ft of high tension cables are required for this project and that material has been already purchased.
Line 1 of the metro, which runs from Pantitlán to Observatorio. will be the first to be updated in the Metro-Energía project.