Rendering of the 10-passenger gondola ropeway now under construction in Uruapan
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8 km long urban ropeway in Mexico

In the Mexican city of Uruapan, a 10-passenger gondola ropeway with a line length of 8.4 km and a rated capacity of 1,500 pphpd is now under construction. The government of the state of Michoacán is investing 3 billion pesos (approx. 155 million euros) in the project.

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The ropeway will operate with six stations, 50 towers and 94 cabins and transport up to 1,500 passengers per hour and direction for a ticket price of 10 pesos ( approx. USD 0.55). With a line length of 8.4 kilometers, passengers will be able to complete the journey on what is currently Mexico’s longest ropeway in 29 minutes.

“Projects like this have a positive social impact as they not only offer fast, safe and barrier-free transportation to everyone but also benefit the local economy around the stations. With the construction of this new ropeway we are taking a big step towards the transformation of public transportation for increased sustainability in Uruapan,” says Konstantinos Panagiotou, CEO of Doppelmayr Mexico.

Construction work on the new 8.4 km long 10-passenger gondola ropeway began in mid-October 2023. Around 600 people will be working on the project during the 24-month phase of construction.

Another urban ropeway for Mexico City

In Mexico City Doppelmayr Group was the company commissioned to build Línea 1 of the Cablebús urban ropeway system, which went into service on July 11, 2021, and Línea 3 is now under construction. In the initial phase of development, it will be capable of transporting up to 1,000 people per hour and direction over the 5.5 kilometers of the line with its six stations in approximately 21 minutes. The new ropeway will operate with 71 of the newest generation of D-Line detachable cabins, with seating for ten passengers and a Wi-Fi link over the full length of the line. Upon completion of the project, the new service is expected to generate about 36 million rides a year (ultimate capacity).

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