The expansion of the urban light rail system in Guadalajara area will have a total cost of €1.033 M and will benefit 233,000 people.
Thanks to the extent of this local line, the population of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara will benefit since it will help to relieve some of the main roads of the city, giving a better quality of life for citizens.
As an alternative of high quality and environmentally friendly, Line 3 of the Electric Train of Guadalajara will connect the cities of Zapopan, Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque.
This will benefit 233,000 people, users will reach faster various points of high influx such as health centers, recreational, commercial and educational institutions, among others, with a saving of about 40 minutes on their daily commute.
In a recent statement, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of Mexico stressed that world class companies will lead the construction work, which will have 16 intermediate stations, will connect with Line 1 and 2 of the Light Rail, and will arrive to the Bus Station of Tlaquepaque.
Characteristics of the line
The new line will have a length of 21.5 kilometres that will be covered in 33 minutes.
In total, the electric train will have 13 elevated stations and five underground; it will be built with more than 140,000 tons of steel and 445,000 meters of cubic concrete. In addition, around 5,000 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect ones will be created.
The Electric Train will be formed by 16 trains of two cars each, in which 500 passengers will be able to travel at a maximum speed of 90 km/h. The new line will feature the latest technology, plus an electronic payment system card compatible with Line 1 and 2, Macrobús, Pre-Tren and other means of public transport in the region.
On August 7th, the civil works of the first tranche of the works, which will cross Avenida Laureles and Avila Camacho, from Periférico to Federalismo, with an area of 8.6 km, have been initiated. The second section comprises a tunnel and the third, an elevated viaduct that will reach the Bus Terminal of Tlaquepaque.
The works are expected to end in 2017.