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Association of Entrepreneurs seek to promote an elevated train that connects the city of Guadalajara with Lake Chapala

Chapala, Jalisco. – Members of the Association of Entrepreneurs of the Chapala Corridor, seek to promote an elevated train that connects the tourist destination of Chapala with the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, being a sustainable project and with totally Jalisco technology

Entrepreneurs seek to promote an electric, elevated, sustainable, and safe transportation alternative; This is due to the complicated circulation of the road that connects both municipalities , which affects the workers at the time of the transfer as well as the companies , said the president of the association, Reymundo Romo

“At this time we generate more than 45,000 direct jobs and 18,000 indirect jobs, we would be interested in the proposal being made known and being valued, that the Government give us the opportunity to try to run it along the central median of the highway since it is wide, it is more than 18 kilometers long and an average width of six meters and air mobility would be viable there,” said the businessman.

Similarly, the growth of the city towards the municipality with more than 15 housing developments and any road accident generates traffic chaos that lengthens driving time for hours, whether it is an incident or a demonstration, causing problems to reach the desired points.

Given the situation, the employers who point out that their workers wake up from five in the morning to get to work at eight, nine in the morning, affecting the hours in which the members arrive at the work spaces, point out that instead of the Macrobús that they seek to promote for that area and that would only reach the Airport, they ask that the elevated train reach Chapala , with some stations to other spaces.

They hope that the capacity of each car will be eight people sitting comfortably, with a direct destination and if you scale, in addition to assessing a competitive cost , they seek that it can be integrated into the prepaid system that has been promoted by the government of Jalisco.

Another characteristic is that half a kilometer per week of the road structure can be built since most of it is made of steel and not concrete like that of the Macrobus or the traditional Electric Train, in addition to the time of each station that is independent; each unit will travel 400 kilometers per day or much more, a useful life of around eight years or a million kilometers.

The businessmen point out that the investment of these units can be recovered in a maximum of four years since each section is finished, it will be able to start operating as it will not have electricity throughout its life, because each wagon will have rechargeable batteries, in addition to multimodal stations, they will have two batteries per unit and house one will last three hours, having a useful life of three thousand complete charge and discharge cycles

Likewise, it cannot run out of charge since everything is reported automatically, but in case that happens, the unit can be kept closed and with enough power for the air conditioning, while it arrives to be towed, they do not leave the tracks since they are assembled to the tracks, the staff would be the minimum for stations, a command center, a person in charge on each platform to support users in all aspects.

For his part, Alexander Kilmer, who is of German origin, mentioned that the project would be carried out with 100
percent technology from Jalisco and clean, because it is electric and sustainable, for which he founded his
company through which he developed the project. of the elevated train.

His partner, Fernando Mijares, highlighted that the entrepreneurs of the Chapala Corridor, that the project has
great benefits, since they will dedicate themselves to developing proposals in terms of urban mobility and
sustainability, in addition to having 11 years of operation and their products are aimed at the development of
automated train systems.

For this system, an automatic control is provided for driving trains without a driver, being an automated system, in addition to a passenger management system that will implement specific routes and that will not interfere with other public transport routes.

The project is that every nine seconds a convoy of up to four wagons with 32 people circulates in a single direction, which is profitable as it does not need subsidies and has sustainable urban mobility, according to information from the Association of Entrepreneurs.

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