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Judge Blocks Resumption of Mayan Train Construction Works

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:00

A Mexican judge highlighted that construction works on the Mayan Train are suspended definitively. Kansas City Southern’s projects are part of an agreement between the company and SICT to extend the exclusive operation permit to operate a rail corridor in Guanajuato. In addition, Cablebus Line 3 will have connections with other transportation projects like the Interurban Train Mexico-Toluca.

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Judge Rejects to Resume Construction Works on the Mayan Train

After the government declared the construction of the Mayan Train to be a national security issue, a judge refused to lift the suspension on the works on section 5. The First District Judge in the State of Yucatan, Adrián Fernando Novelo, said that the section remains suspended because the works pose irreversible damage to a system of caves, cenotes and underground rivers.

Kansas City Southern to Develop Railway Projects in Guanajuato

Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced that its Mexican branch reached an agreement with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) to develop railway projects in Celaya, Guanajuato in exchange for a concession extension to exclusively operate a rail corridor. 

Mexico City Government to Launch Cablebus Line 3 Tenders

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that her government will launch tenders for the construction of the Cablebus system’s Line 3. The project aims to benefit the inhabitants of Alvaro Obregon with a new mobility alternative, as well as promote cultural development and tourism in the area. 

Second Terminal to Be Constructed at Guadalajara Airport

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) announced it will construct a second terminal for the Guadalajara International Airport (AIG). The construction will increase the airport's capacity to closer resemble that of Mexico City International Airport (AICM). 

AICM Among Top 20 Busiest Airports in the World

Airports Council International (ACI) ranked Mexico City International Airport (AICM) in 17th place in passenger traffic and aircraft movements in the World Airport Traffic Dataset for 2021. AICM increased its passenger traffic by 64 percent, counting a total of 36.06 million passengers in 2021. 

Chirey Presents Future Plans for Mexico

Chinese car manufacturer Chirey informed of its future plans in Mexico, which include the construction of its own assembly plant to position itself in Latin and North America. The company also plans to bring its first units to the country in 2022. 

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, El Economista,
Photo by:   Tom Barrett
Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst