2016: Mexico City Gets a New Rapid Transit Bus Line

January 21, 2016

A new line of the Mexico City Metrobús rapid transit system made its debut. Line 6 of Metrobús was formally inaugurated by Miguel Ángel Mancera, who served as the head of Mexico City’s government from 2012 to 2018.

This east-west line, which runs along the arterial road Eje 5 Norte, has 37 stations altogether and a total length of 12.4 miles (20 kilometers). Line 6 connects the community of El Rosario in northwestern Mexico City’s municipality of Azcapotzalco with the community of Villa de Aragón in the municipality of Ecatepec (just northeast of Mexico City). Construction on this line had begun during the summer of 2014.

Metrobús has served as the bus rapid transit system for Mexico’s capital city since 2006. This system was the first of its kind in Mexico and has led to the development of similar public transit projects throughout the country. With the opening of its seventh line in 2018, Metrobús now encompasses 224 stations and approximately 85 miles (136 kilometers).

Additional information on the Mexico City Metróbus is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_City_Metrob%C3%BAs.

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