You can now soar above the congestion of Mexico City all for 6 pesos on Mexicable the city’s first cable car system. 190 cable cars are moving nearly 30,000 passengers a day from Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico City’s most congested suburb home to nearly 2 million people to Sierra de Guadalupe a northern Mexico City neighborhood. Ecatepec is located 15 miles northeast of central Mexico City.
The cable cars travel a 3 mile distance in just 17 minutes and are powered by solar energy. These cable cars are the first being utilized in Mexico for public transportation, but tourists are welcome.
There are seven stops connecting Ecatepec to many wonderful tourist attractions like El Tepeyac National Park, the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the ancient city of Teotihuacan.
Construction on the $67 million project started in 2014 and was inaugurated by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in October of last year.
You can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the many colorful houses during your trip. Many of the houses have rooftop murals. The cable company hired many local and international artists to create public art displays for passengers to enjoy and is commonly known as the “Cultural Corridor”.
The real beneficiaries of the cable car system are residents from these outlier areas of Mexico City that can reduce travel time by almost 40 minutes.
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