Passenger trains in Mexico: routes that would be reactivated after a presidential decree – El Sol de México

With the new decree published by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to return the operation of passenger trains in the country, they would be reactivating 7 routes that will connect more than 10 states of the republic and which are currently only for cargo.

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“The decree establishes the return of modern passenger trains with the use of 17,484 kilometers of railway tracks and facilities that were concessioned for cargo service and now these railway tracks will also be used for passenger train service.” , said the president.

The more than 17 thousand kilometers initially divided into seven routes that will now also be destined for the passenger transfer They will be the following:

  • Mexico-Veracruz-Coatzacoalcos
  • Interurban AIFA-Pachuca
  • Mexico-Querétaro-León-Aguascalientes
  • Manzanillo-Colima-Guadalajara-Irapuato
  • Mexico-San Luis Potosí-Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo
  • Mexico-Querétaro-Guadalajara-Tepic-Mazatlán-Nogales
  • Aguascalientes-Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez

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Likewise, the president established in the decree that concessionaires must present viable proposals in investment, construction time and road modernization to provide the service of passengers.

What passenger routes are there currently in Mexico?

Although the opening of these routes would imply the massive transfer of passengers around the entire country, the truth is that Mexicans already have five others for their transportation.

  • Chihuahua-Pacific Railway “El Chepe”
  • Suburban Railway of the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico
  • Tequila Express Train
  • Puebla-Cholula Tourist Train
  • Train Tecate-Tijuana Short Route
  • Mayan Train

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He Mayan Train It has not yet put tickets on sale to the public, but the Railway Transport Regulatory Agency (ARTF) considers it as a route within the General Passenger Map.

With information from Rafael Ramírez / El Sol de México

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