President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published in the Official Gazette of the Federation the decree by which the passenger train service in the Mexican Railway System is declared as “priority area for national development.”
On November 8, López Obrador reported that he was preparing a decree to allocate around 20 thousand kilometers of railway tracks to passenger service and that are currently used by freight trains and said that he would call, preferably, the current track concessionaires ironclad after the presentation of formal projects.
Precisely in the decree it was noted that the concessionaires of the public freight rail transport service (among them, the companies Ferromex, Kansas City Southern de México, Ferrosur and Ferrovalle) “they will be the first to be invited to present the projects for the implementation of the passenger rail service”.
“Interested parties must present their proposals to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) no later than January 15, 2024”he noted.
The document indicated that “the first seven routes that will be concessioned” are those of México-Veracruz-Coatzacoalcos, Interurban AIFA-Pachuca, México-Querétaro-León-Aguascalientes, Manzanillo-Colima-Guadalajara-Irapuato, México-San Luis Potosí-Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo, México-Querétaro-Guadalajara-Tepic-Mazatlán -Nogales and Aguascalientes-Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez, “and should preferably consider the stations that operated before 1995.”
At a public event in Mexico City for the 113th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, which is celebrated this November 20, López Obrador reported the decree.
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