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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #61
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Is there a way you can post more pix of the new line 2 including stations.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #62
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Yes, I will post them as soon as I take some new pics of the line.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 03:06 AM   #63
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Wow, very extensive system. I wish Chicago would take it's mass transit system more seriously... this one looks great.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #64
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It looks great, and seems to be improving as long as time goes by, new pneumatic trains
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Old May 25th, 2007, 02:15 AM   #65
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They are using a very cool typeface for all the signage. Do you know the name of the font and who designed it?

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Old October 20th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #66
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Good subway
And its social function even better
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Old July 6th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #67
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Mexico City Metro-Metrobús

The famous mexico city orange metro:












Metrobús:





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Old July 7th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #68
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It's amazing that they left that tree in the center barrier. I wonder if it'll survive...
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Old July 7th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #69
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i love that metrobus


maybe the roots will affect the road underneath?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #70
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OK, I get it. The title should probably read Metro & Metrobus, not Metro-Metrobus.

Thanks for sharing. Do all Metrobus run on dedicated right-of-way? Some people don't like those type of systems but I think they are a great way to supplement a metro network since there isn't always money for more metro lines and those dedicated bus lines don't share the road with cars, except at intersections, unless they supplement them with the occasional underpass or overpass.

Is there a difference between the white-orange, new-looking metro and the orange ones? I've only seen the solid orange-colored ones before.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #71
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OK, I get it. The title should probably read Metro & Metrobus, not Metro-Metrobus.

Thanks for sharing. Do all Metrobus run on dedicated right-of-way? Some people don't like those type of systems but I think they are a great way to supplement a metro network since there isn't always money for more metro lines and those dedicated bus lines don't share the road with cars, except at intersections, unless they supplement them with the occasional underpass or overpass.

Is there a difference between the white-orange, new-looking metro and the orange ones? I've only seen the solid orange-colored ones before.
Yeah well, the whit and orange are the new metro cars that are now operating at line 2, the plan is to slowly add these new cars by 2006-2010.
The old orange ones will be phased out.
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OK, I get it. The title should probably read Metro & Metrobus, not Metro-Metrobus.

Thanks for sharing. Do all Metrobus run on dedicated right-of-way? Some people don't like those type of systems but I think they are a great way to supplement a metro network since there isn't always money for more metro lines and those dedicated bus lines don't share the road with cars, except at intersections, unless they supplement them with the occasional underpass or overpass.

Is there a difference between the white-orange, new-looking metro and the orange ones? I've only seen the solid orange-colored ones before.
1.- Yes, the Metrobus have dedicated lanes. And yes, the current government of the city have plans of build at least two lanes of Metrobus(BRT) each year.

The main problem is that the BRT is not enough, due to the size of the city and the demand on rush hours. Yes, the system is efficient and fast. But it gets easilly over-crowded, and the life of the system has an expectation of at max 10-15 years. And here is the center of the problem. Because, the government plans to build more BRT lines in routes instead of the metro. Also, there are not enough resources to build or expand the metro lines, due to many factors. Probably, the Metrobus will be replaced with the light train due to the increasing demand. And that will cost...

2.- There are no difference between the two models. But, currently the Line 2 is the olny with these "new" models.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 03:31 AM   #73
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I noticed all the pics here that metro stations don't have benches on which to sit. I noticed it because two different pics each show a person sitting on the floor and I had never seen this in a metro station. Luckily, the floor looks impeccably clean (which ironically isn't the case in some U.S. and European cities). Do they want to discourage homeless people from laying on the benches?
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I noticed all the pics here that metro stations don't have benches on which to sit. I noticed it because two different pics each show a person sitting on the floor and I had never seen this in a metro station. Luckily, the floor looks impeccably clean (which ironically isn't the case in some U.S. and European cities). Do they want to discourage homeless people from laying on the benches?
That's right. I know the major part of the lines, and except of a few stations of the Line 2, wich have metallic seats, there are not benches inside. The reason, i believe, is to get more space, specially in rush hours, when you fell that you are swimming in a ocean of people. And the mayor part of the homeless are outside of the stations, where you can see anything

Map of the Metro system:


Map of the Lines A and B of the Metrobus:

The Line A Starts from Indios Verdes to Dr. Galvez station. This is the first section inaugured.

The Line B goes from Dr. Galvez to El Caminero. This extension was inaugured in march of this year.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #75
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Looks like a very interesting system. I'd love to see more pics and information!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #76
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when i see this metrobus map i noticed there are lots of bus stops along line...
and they look too close for something that should be replacement for metro...
can anyone tell me what is approximately distance between stops?
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No, metrobús is not a replacement for metro it is just a system that is designed to complement the metro system.
The distance between the sotps is about 150-200 meters.
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No, metrobús is not a replacement for metro it is just a system that is designed to complement the metro system.
The distance between the sotps is about 150-200 meters.
hm... with that distance, how can those buses develop some speed... and does they make trip any faster, than lets say usual cars along road?
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Let me help gugasounds on the answer. The average distance between stops on the Metrobús is about 400-500m. In some cases such separation goes up to 1km., and even 1.5 km in the University City area (C.U. station). The maximum operating speed on buses is 60km/h, but considering that the route operates on Insurgentes Ave., and crosses several streets, the average commercial speed on this route is about 20km/h. Due to the configuration of the avenue it is not possible to stablish express routes, such as Bogota's Transmilenio.

As an historic fact, line 10 of the Metro is (or was) supposed to go under this avenue, covering practically the same route. And despite that this system is conceived as a complementary service to the metro, both systems are not integrated; you have to buy a separate prepaid card to use this system.
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That's right. I know the major part of the lines, and except of a few stations of the Line 2, wich have metallic seats, there are not benches inside. The reason, i believe, is to get more space, specially in rush hours, when you fell that you are swimming in a ocean of people. And the mayor part of the homeless are outside of the stations, where you can see anything
I was told that when the lines 2 and 3 were built there were seats in many stations, but were taken away years after, during many years the only station that had seats was Ermita and the line A stations that have some platforms that are used as seats. Since 2006 there are seats from Viaducto to General Anaya in line 2.

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Yeah well, the white and orange are the new metro cars that are now operating at line 2, the plan is to slowly add these new cars by 2006-2010.
The old orange ones will be phased out.
The new cars NM-02 were completely inserted at line 2 in 2006 and since that year the service improved dramatically, during many years the service used to "colapse" due to excessive people at rush hour, also frequently there were stations where the policemen used to stop the entrance when the platforms were at full. Actually the service is designed for a transit time from Tasqueña to Cuatro Caminos (aprox 21 km) in 35 minutes. That was the time of trip that the line was originally designed for, but during many years the transit time increased as it happens now a days in many other lines.

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I noticed all the pics here that metro stations don't have benches on which to sit. I noticed it because two different pics each show a person sitting on the floor and I had never seen this in a metro station. Luckily, the floor looks impeccably clean (which ironically isn't the case in some U.S. and European cities). Do they want to discourage homeless people from laying on the benches?
Yes, the rules in Mexico City Metro are very relax in comparison with many other Metro systems, you can eat and drink in trains and stations, there are fast food stores and you can buy your meal and continue with your trip while eatting. You can run if you are in a hurry and no one says you a word. You can seat in the stations and trains and even when it is technically prohibited, rarely an officer will advice you to stand up, it is more probably that if you are interfering with transit, the other users told you and even attack you verbally.

Many people is concerned about kipping their garbash and throwing it out in its place, and many avoid seating down when they interfere with people's transit. I think the major problem are the informal sellers at the trains and stations.
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