Mexico City-Toluca Train’s Construction ProgressesBy Emilio Aristegui | Wed, 01/05/2022 - 16:35
The Federal Government is pushing the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) to rapidly advance the construction of the Mexico City-Toluca Train to comply with the scheduled opening in 2023.
Construction of the Mexico City-Toluca Train stands at 47 percent progress on the catenary track and the electromechanical work, which covers a 57.7-kilometer stretch. The catenary track is undergoing pole installation using steel retainers that are being anchored to the earth to counteract potential mechanical stresses.
SICT reported that works for the replacement of steel reinforcement for concrete plinths were completed for the 36-kilometer stretch alongside the left track of section 1. The next step will be placing and leveling the rail sections that will reinforce the track at kilometer 34 with reinforced steel.
“We are doing it jointly, in a coordinated way, the government of the city and the government of the State of Mexico are working hand in hand, because here there are about 30 million inhabitants… in the two states. They are working hand in hand; this helps us a lot,” explained President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during his latest visit to the construction site, as reported by MBN.
The 17-kilometer stretch in section 3, from the tunnel to subway station Observatorio, stands at 53.8 percent progress. Construction works in the area are being undertaken at night to reduce the impact to the citizens in one of Mexico City’s busiest areas. The Santa Fe section, Mexico City, has reported the least progress as business and traffic to the area complicates and slow down construction.
“The Interurban Train will produce an important effect on regional economic development, and substantial savings in transportation costs, travel times and reduction of pollutants,” said SICT via Twitter.