Light rail subway
Guadalajara's subway (Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano,
or "SITEUR") opened to the public in 1989. It utilized a 5.3
km, 7 station tunnel built in 1974 and used by trolley-buses until
1988. In 2013 the new Mexican president expressed his commitment to mass transit, mentioning extending the Guadalajara light rail network .
There are two lines, 24 km, and 22 stations. Line 1 runs 6.5 km and 7
stations underground, while the newer Line 2 is completely underground.
Parts of Line 2 are still under construction, including an elevated
portion. Three more metro lines are planned, the most recent of which is Line 3, whose project approval was announced in late 2009. Line 3 of the tren ligero will be 16.5 km and include 21 stations. It is scheduled to begin construction in 2012.
courtesy of Allen Morrison
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