The Cablebús of Mexico City, the public cable car system that the capital opened a few months ago, faced its first earthquake and although no damage has yet been reported, it was reported that on Line 2, which runs from Constitución de 1917 to Santa Marta, in Iztapalapa, users were left inside the cabins due to a power failure.
However, minutes later the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, shared a video in which the reestablishment of the Cablebús operation can be seen.
The Secretary of Mobility of Mexico City, Andrés Lajous, wrote earlier on his Twitter that “there was a total eviction of L1 from Cablebús and the eviction of Loop B from L2. There is a lack of electricity supply in the area of Loop A of Line 2. We ask people in cabins for peace of mind. Are you sure. The electricity supply is being resolved Emergency services on the way ”.
7.1 earthquake shakes central Mexico, four years after the largest earthquake in the country
Later he also reported on the reestablishment of the operation.
Videos of Cablebús cabins suspended in the cable car cable and moving from one side to the other were broadcast on social networks. So far no injured person or damage to the infrastructure has been reported, however, we will have to wait for a more detailed review of the work.
Cablebús Line 2 was built by the Mexican company Alfa Contractors y Suppliers and the Italian Leitner, and was inaugurated on August 8, while Line 1, which runs from Indios Verdes to Cuautepec, in the Gustavo A. Madero, was built by the Mexican Grupo Indi and the Austrian Doppelamyr.
“Cablebús L1 has been completely evicted without setbacks or damage to facilities. Review protocol is applied to evaluate operating conditions. L2 no damage to facilities; loop A evicted, the eviction of loop B section Santa Marta-Xalpa is in progress, ”wrote the Electric Transport Service, Cablebús operator agency.
A strong earthquake shook Mexico City and other entities in the central region of the country tonight. According to the National Seismological Service (SSN), the earthquake was magnitude 7.1 with an epicenter 14 kilometers southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero.
The earthquake occurred exactly four years after the one registered at 11:49 p.m. on September 7, 2017 in the Gulf of Tehuantepec. That one was of magnitude 8.2 and was the strongest in almost 100 years.
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