this Wednesday A man climbed one of the towers of cablebus line 2, which runs from Santa Marta to Constitución Day 1917, causing the transportation system to mobilize emergency personnel; However, it was no longer on the site.
Mexico City’s Ministry of Mobility (SEMOVI) reported that because the subject climbing the highest part of tower number 45 near San Miguel Teotongo station was not found, service was not suspended as a measure of safety.
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“Thanks to prompt and supervision that is carried out on a permanent basis, line personnel alerted the emergency services, who confirmed upon arrival that the person was no longer on or around the column. It may be noted that, since the person was not found, the service was not suspended”. The Ministry of Mobility indicated through a statement.
However, in case of an emergency or risk on the cablebus, what are the protocols to be followed?
Prior to the opening of Cablebus Line 2 in June last year, the general director of the Leitner construction company, Constantino Panagiotou, together with the secretary of mobility, Andrés Lajos, presented safety protocols in case of emergencies, such as rescue from high altitude, earthquake or typhoon. .
He specified that, in the event of an earthquake, the safety march is activated and the passengers are evicted to the next station to protect their integrity. However, the service may be suspended for a few moments to check for damage to the infrastructure.
Service may also be suspended in the event of a lightning storm to avoid a major incident. In September last year also the service was suspended due to these weather conditions. “What happened yesterday had to do with a lightning storm, which is planned, it’s one of the protocols, it wasn’t necessarily a rain condition, it was a lightning storm situation,” Lajos said.
In a situation where passengers are detained several meters high, the transport system also has a safety and rescue protocol in place.
In June of last year, the company Doppelmayr—which built Line 1—trained elements of the Heroic Fire Department, the Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Defense Secretariat (SGIRPC) as well as the Electric Transport Service (STE). Prepare them to rescue people 10 meters high.
During training, the elements simulated rescue conditions and carried out ascents and descents from the cabin. Some of the participants in the exercise also simulated having a nervous breakdown to provide comprehensive training to firefighters and elements of civil defense and STEs.
In addition to this type of response, the cablebus system also has the technology and automated safety protocols to be able to move passengers in the event of an incident, for which the Mobility Ministry specified that “training is only an additional prevention measure.”