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Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train Receives US$44.4 Million

By Paloma Duran | Wed, 03/09/2022 - 17:24

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) and Mexico City’s Government reached an agreement to allocate MX$950 million (US$44.42 million) to the Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train. The new financial resources will be used to continue the construction of key works in Mexico City, a double-track railway section on the Mexico-Toluca highway, a station in Santa Fe and a terminal at the CETRAM Observatory. The agreement was signed by Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum and the SICT Director Jorge Alanis,  valid until Dec. 31, 2022.

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SICT Asks for MX$6 Billion to Build a Railway to Dos Bocas

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) requested MX$6 billion (US$280.68 million) to the Ministry of Finance for the construction of a railway that will connect the Dos Bocas refinery with the municipalities of Huimanguillo, Cardenas, Cunducan, Comalcalco and Paraiso, all in Tabasco. SICT said the main objectives of the new railway are to streamline the distribution of products from Dos Bocas and reduce maritime traffic from the ports of Veracruz and Coatzacoalcos.

AIFA Will Not Be Able to Desaturate AICM’s Traffic

Although the government assured that the new Santa Lucia airport would solve the saturation issue at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), experts assure that it will not be possible since the government has not presented a plan to transfer at least a third of AICM’s operations to other airports. Consequently, it will be the airlines that decide which flights will be carried out at each airport. Additionally, experts said Santa Lucia's location is not as attractive for air travel as Mexico City. As a result, most flights will remain at the capital’s existing international airport.

Reconstruction, Prosecution Regarding Metro L12 Remain Pending

For the third time, Mexico City’s Attorney General's Office (FGJ) requested an extension to file formal charges against 10 former government officials allegedly involved in the collapse of Metro Line 12 (L12). The FGJ requested the hearing be postponed from March 7 to May 2, one day before the first anniversary of the collapse of the Golden Line, in which 26 people died and 98 were injured.

Isthmus of Tehuantepec Train Derails

A major accident occurred at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Railway (FIT). The last three wagons of the train that carried cement from Medias Aguas, Veracruz to Ixtepec, Oaxaca derailed, breaking the recently installed cement sleepers. Authorities only reported material losses.  

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, El Financiero, Inmobiliare, Forbes
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Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst