Mexico City’s Metro Line 1 to Close
PULSE NEWS MEXICO
Mexico City’s 19-kilometer-long Metro Line 1, which runs from Observatorio to Pantitlán, will be closed as of Saturday, July 9, for at least a year, in order to allow for repairs and modernizations, the capital government announced Monday, June 27.
The renovation of the line, which transports between 500,000 and 900,000 passengers a day and which connects with nine other Metro lines, will include the replacement of various systems, including rails, trains, ballasts, tunnels, wiring and command centers.
Metro Director Guillermo Calderón said that the renovation process will be carried out in two phases.
The first phase will begin in July and last for eight months, encompassing the section between Pantitlán and Salto del Agua.
Once that phase is completed, Calderón said, the eight-kilometer section between Balderas and the Observatorio will begin work, which will last six months.
Calderón said that by August 2023, all the remodeling and modernization work of one of the city’s most important metro lines will be completed.
Mexico City Governor Claudia Sheinbaum said that, because the line is 53 years old, it is necessary to make the remodeling.