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Mexico’s First Public Cable Car Soars Over Mexico City

In Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico City’s roughest and most populated suburb, most residents travel to work in the inner city. Navigating the notoriously congested traffic on the main road through the favela-like neighborhood takes at least an hour. But now there’s another option. Today, nearly 30,000 commuters every day soar above the rooftops of the one of the busiest areas of Mexico.

In 2016 Mexico launched its first public cable car service, the Mexicable, a suspended urban gondola. As you swiftly drift in one of the Mexicable’s colorful cabins (which can hold around 10 people each) a 3-mile journey through the ropeway’s seven stations can take as little 17 minutes and costs just 6 pesos, around 30 cents.

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