For a second time, Doppelmayr has successfully secured a major contract for the construction of an urban ropeway in Mexico City. The third line, "Cablebús Línea 3", will connect the districts of Los Pinos and Vasco de Quiroga over a distance of 5.42 kilometres. Six stations in total, four of them in the popular Chapultepec Forest, will enable passengers to board and exit along the line. From December 2023, both residents and tourists will benefit from this mobility solution. Doppelmayr was also responsible for the first Cablebús line in Mexico City – which was completed in 2021.


With the Cablebús ropeway network, Mexico City’s decision-makers are aiming for increased mobility in public transit as well as enhanced attractiveness for tourism. Preparations for the construction of Line 3 already got underway at the end of September. According to Mexico City’s Secretary for Public Works and Services, Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, the population in the “Santa Fe” area stands to benefit most from the installation. It will also provide a link to the train “Tren Interurbano” which is currently under construction and the metro station “Metro Constituyentes”. The completion of Line 3 is scheduled for December 2023.


Second D-Line for Mexico City
Detachable gondola lifts belonging to the D-Line ropeway generation are again being used for this seminal transport project in Mexico’s capital. The 5.42-kilometer route incorporating six stations, 37 towers and 71 OMEGA V cabins will be covered in roughly 21 minutes at a travel speed of 6 m/s. Each of the 71 cabins comes with ten seats and provides ample room for ten passengers plus on-board Wi-Fi. Around 12 million passengers a year are expected to benefit from the new link once it is completed.


Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mayor of Mexico City: “With this line, we are pursuing the goal of boosting both mobility and tourism. It will facilitate travel to the 11 highlights included in the Chapultepec: Nature and Culture project as well as the four sections of the Chapultepec Park. Line 3 is a fantastic project.”


Konstantinos Panagiotou, CEO, Doppelmayr Mexico: “We have already seen that the Cablebus works. Lines 1 and 2 are developing a positive social impact, more safety and an economic boom around the stations. In addition, the installation has zero emissions and offers safe and reliable mobility. With Line 3, I believe that we will be making a huge stride toward transforming the public transport system in Mexico City to a more sustainable one.”



At a glance: Cablebús Línea 3, Mexico City

Ropeway system: Detachable gondola lift
Ropeway generation: D-Line
Cabin model: OMEGA V
Cabin capacity: 10 passengers
Overall length: 5.42 km
Stations: 6
Operating Speed: 6.0 m/s

1,000 passengers per hour and direction (initial phase)
3,000 passengers per hour and direction (final phase)
34,000 passengers per day (initial phase)
102,000 passengers per day (final phase)
12 million passengers per year (initial phase)
36 million passengers per year (final phase)



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Mag. Julia Schwärzler
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