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Third Line of Guadalajara Metro Inaugurated in Mexico

Infra News - Published on Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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The third line Guadalajara metro has been inaugurated in presence of the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The line run between the city centre and the north west and south east suburbs. Line 3 has 18 stations and stretch 20.9 km. It run between the city centre and the north west and south east suburbs, providing services to the municipalities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque. The majority of the track 14.9 km runs on a viaduct, with a further 5.5 km in a tunnel, and tunnel-viaduct transitions of 0.6 km. The journey time between the 2 extreme stations is around 35 minutes.

Egis was appointed as part of a consortium formed with Transconsult, for the supervision of the design, construction and commissioning of all the systems of line 3, as well as civil engineering, the maintenance depot’s systems and maintenance machines, interface management and the Independent Safety Assessment assignment for the entire programme. The supervision consisted of inspecting each development phase, checking design studies, conducting site inspections, factory acceptance, handover operations, testing and commissioning. The management of interfaces for 7 works contracts involved in the construction of this new metro line must be added to the group's field of intervention.

This project is part of the ambitious National Development Plan for by the Ministry Communication and Transport which places specific emphasis on improving mobility in the country’s major cities, most notably through the development of different tracked transport modes.

The second largest city in Mexico with more than 4 million inhabitants, Guadalajara is an important economic and cultural hub in the country. The widespread metropolitan region has a transport network which includes two metro lines.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 15 Sep 2020
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