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Mexico: Infrastructure and ridership trends of Mexico Metro [free access]

January 1, 2020

Mexico Metro is the busiest system in Latin America. In the last decade, the network increased by 12.4 per cent. Ridership on the network witnessed a fluctuating trend. It grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1 per cent from 2010 to 2013. It registered a decline in 2014, due to suspension of services on the elevated stretch on the Golden Line, which had faced problems since commencement of operations in 2012. Ridership witnessed an increase again till 2016, after which it declined by around 3 per cent in 2017.  Ridership grew again by about 2 per cent in 2018.

 

 

Table: Infrastructure and ridership trends of Mexico Metro (2010-2019)

Year

Length

Rolling stock

Ridership (million passengers)

2010

201.0

258.0

1,410.2

2011

201.0

258.0

1,594.9

2012

226.0

278.0

1,608.9

2013

226.0

278.0

1,684.9

2014

213.0

274.0

1,561.4

2015

226.0

275.0

1,565.6

2016

226.0

276.0

1,605.8

2017

226.0

275.0

1,560.8

2018

226.0

272.0

1,592.0

2019*

226.0

278.0

1,322.2

Note: *- Data till October 2019

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)

 

The following figure depicts the ridership trend on the metrorail system in 2019.

 

Figure: Ridership trend on Mexico Metro (2019-million passengers)