Metro Line 3 began tests with empty trains prior to the reopening of the affected stations. (Twitter/MetroCDMX)
Minutes before six in the morning on January 10, Guillermo Calderón, director of the Metro Collective Transport System (STC), announced that Line 3 staff had started some tests with empty trains to confirm the operation of the service.
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“After verifying electrical and electronic installations, telecommunications and automatic piloting systems, empty train tests are carried out. The reopening of the service will be reported in the next few minutes”, could be read in a message published by the official Metro account on Twitter.
Later it was reported that during the afternoon and night of January 9, work was done on the so-called “green line” to guarantee the correct operation of the section from Indios Verdes to Tlatelolco, which was affected after the accident that occurred on Saturday the 7th. , in which two trains collided at the intersection of La Raza and Potrero stations.
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For her part, the head of government of the CDMX, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced that it will be this morning when they announce the opening hours. In the meantime, she added, users of the transportation network can use alternative services that operate from Indios Verdes to Tlatelolco.
After verifying electrical and electronic installations, telecommunications and automatic piloting systems, empty train tests are carried out. The reopening of the service will be reported in the next few minutes. pic.twitter.com/wyfgKom4Rg
— MetroCDMX (@MetroCDMX) January 10, 2023
With the work carried out so far, the resumption of service is expected on all of Line 3. However, shortly before 7:00 a.m. it was reported that they were still carrying out the necessary tests and verifications to guarantee the correct operation of the Indios section. Greens – Tlatelolco. “We will continue to report,” said the Metro in various publications, without confirming the start-up of the trains.
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After the accident, maintenance work on the affected section will continue until the tests that guarantee safety in the service are completed.
When questioned by users, the STC announced that the service is only maintained from Tlatelolco to University in both directions, while the support of Integrated Mobility continues with different alternate routes in the affected section.
Meanwhile, delays were reported on Line 3 towards the University. Although the Metro reported that the progress of the trains was approximately 8 minutes, residents of the capital indicated that they had more than 12 minutes waiting for the arrival of a convoy in some of the stations.
On Monday, January 9, four Metro Lines registered damage to their stations (Twitter/ @Claudiashein)
On Monday, January 9, millions of students returned to classes, which generated a high turnout for public transport in Mexico City, since not all Metro stations were offering service. In at least four Lines there were affectations, such as:
-Line 1: 12 stations, from Pantitlán to Salto del Agua.
-Line 2: Zócalo-Tenochtitlan station.
-Line 3: four stations, from Indios Verdes to La Raza.
-Line 7: Auditorio station.
-Line 12: all stations.
Information in development…
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