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Mexico City signs agreement with UNOPS to modernise STC Metro, Mexico [free access]

November 7, 2019

The Government of Mexico City has signed a collaboration agreement with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to advise the city on the modernisation of Mexico City Metro/Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC). The proposed project, worth around MXN30 billion, will be submitted to the local Congress for approval in December 2019. If the project is approved, the works will start in 2020 and will be completed by 2024.


The project includes the purchase of 30 trains for Metro Line 1 at an investment of MXN17.74 billion; rehabilitation of roads and of electrical and electronic systems of Line 1 at MXN2 billion; modernisation of the train control and monitoring system at MXN3 billion; rehabilitation of older trains at MXN6.5 billion; and modernisation of the Buen Tono substation that feeds lines 1, 2, and 3 at MXN3.22 billion. In addition, the project scope also includes the rehabilitation of trains deployed on Metro Line 3.


With the implementation of the project, transportation capacity of Line 1 is expected to increase to 100 per cent, and frequency on the line will increase to 36 trains per hour instead of the existing frequency of 30 trains per hour.


Mexico City has previously worked with UNOPS for the purchase of trolleybuses, purchase of buses for Red de Transporte de Pasajeros (RTP), and for the bidding and adjudication processes of Cablebus Lines 1 and 2.


(1 MXN [Mexican Peso] = 0.05 USD)