September 2014 - LEITNER ropeways is now constructing Mexico’s first urban ropeways in the northern district of Ecatepec de Morelos. Two gondola lifts running independently of one another and connected at one station where passengers can change lines will connect Via Morelos with San Andrés De La Cañada. There will be a total of seven stops on the two sections, which will be 2,900 and 1,800 meters long respectively. The 10-passenger cabins will be overcoming a height difference of 55 and 62 meters. Up to 3,000 people an hour will be transported, with the ropeways in operation 17 hours a day. Construction works have begun and completion is planned for the end of 2015. The client of the new ropeway is the Mexican State. The concessionaire is the company Mexitelefericos. For the residents and visitors of Ecatepec de Morelos, this connection will mean a considerably easier and improved quality of life. While they have, until now, needed a good 45 minutes to cover this stretch using ‘Peseros’ minibuses, they will be able to complete the journey comfortably in the modern cabins in just under 20 minutes. The ropeways will be directly connected to the public transport system. With the ropeways in Mexico, LEITNER DirectDrive will be used in the Americas for the first time.