The Government of Mexico City reported that lines 4, 5 and 6 of the STC Metro will resume service tomorrow Tuesday following last Saturday’s fire at the Operations Center.
In press videoconference, the capital authorities detailed that today’s evening the last tests will be carried out on empty trains, and at 5:00 on Tuesday service will resume on a regular basis.
Metro Director General Florence Serranía noted that during today’s afternoon the revisions of the automatic control and piloting system will be completed, and train tests will be carried out on all three lines to ensure user safety.
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Safety tours will take between 17 and 19 hours.
While service on lines 1, 2 and 3 will remain suspended until further notice.
CFE in charge of the work
The Federal Electricity Commission disclosed that it already has the necessary personnel and materials to work on restoring the power supply for the affected lines.
At the moment, the CFE performs cleaning and draining at the site of the power cords, in order to make a diagnosis.
Following testing of the transformers, 2 were diagnosed in good condition and 1 that will require
It will also start with the work of cutting and opening concrete plate, for communication to the trenches where equipment and power cable will be installed.
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At the same conference, Oswaldo de León Ortiz, manager of the Mexico Valley division of the CFE, assured that the Commission will prioritize work on the Metro to restore service as soon as possible.
Shortage of units
For his part, the Secretary of Mobility of the CDMX, Andrés Lajous, reported the details of the strategy on lines 1, 2 and 3 for the transfer of passengers.
Lajous said that on Monday, in addition to the 240 RTP units, 607 Metrobus units, 790 concessions, 112 trolleybus units, 9 Mexibú units and 106 units of the Secretariat of Citizen Security were supported.
According to the official, on the morning of this Monday the points of greatest influx were: Pantitlán, Zaragoza, San Lázaro, Tacubaya, Cuatro Caminos, Chabacano, Indios Verdes, Centro Médico and Zapata.
He said the problems identified were: disorientation of users and shortages of units at some points.
In response, the authorities will strengthen the information campaign, distribute the units based on demand, send empty units to higher saturation stations and have more staff.
Lajous said they will be on the lookout for the flow in Chapultepec, Tacubaya and Pino Suarez this afternoon to send empty units if necessary.
Also modified have been the routes of the concessioned transport that runs through Calzada de Tlalpan so that from Tasqueña reaches four roads, entering through the Historic Center.
In the case of Line 3, the concession routes that reached only Zapata will be traveled to the Medical Center. This same line will also feature more RTP units in Green Indians.
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