Metrobús fire in front of Upiicsa

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In Mexico City, a unit of the Metrobus caught fire on the morning of this Thursday, October 5, 2023 in front of the Upiicsa facilities of the National Polytechnic Instituteso the service is affected only at that station.

The fire occurred at the Upiicsa station when the unit involved was heading to its confinement yard for a check because it had a mechanical failure, reported Rosario Castro, director of the Mexico City Metrobús.

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It was at approximately 11:41 a.m. that the accident occurred in the unit that ended up stranded between flames and dense smoke at the Upiicsa station. According to the director of the Metrobús, no users were traveling in the affected unit, so she assured that there are no injured people.

“The situation at the Upiicsa station was controlled,” he said.

Metrobus that caught fire had mechanical failure

It was at 11:33 a.m. that the operator of the Metrobús unit that caught fire informed the Control Center of said means of transportation about a failure, so it stopped when arriving at the Upiicsa station, located on Té Avenue in the Iztacalco mayor's office, to go down and check what was happening. When the unit arrived at the station, it was already on fire in the rear.

After the fire in the unit, the staff implemented the operation for this type of mishap by activate the fire extinguishersso the situation was controlled “immediately”Metrobús pointed out.

He added that he will request the corresponding report from the operating company to know the causes that led to the unit fire and “act accordingly.”

Traffic in the area is partially closed because work at the site continues. The service is maintained towards Tepalcates, so Only the Upiicsa Metrobús station is closed.


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