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4 September 2012

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the Mexico City Metro… now only the fourth largest metro system in the world (Moscow, New York and Paris move more people per year), but is one of the most labor efficient.

For a system that handles 1.6 billion passengers per year,  it runs pretty well on a mere work force of 16,500 personnel.

The chart (from this morning’s Milenio) shows the number of employees added for the newest addition to the system, line 12, and the total work force that keeps the city that never takes a siesta moving.

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 September 2012 2:44 pm

    The metro in DF is a modern wonder of the world. Did I ever mention I hold the unofficial world record for traversing the entire length of the system, through every station, in the shortest time possible? I’m sure I have, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat it. Of course, with the opening of the new line, the record becomes void and I’ll have to do it all over again…. 🙂

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