MEXICO CITY The
Mexican government has announced that it will tender three
passenger train projects next year, representing investments of
about 97 billion pesos ($7.57 billion).
Details of the
projects will be published in early 2014, according to data
from the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and
The railway projects,
which include the Querétaro-Mexico, Mexico-Toluca and
Transpeninsular lines, are part of the countrys 2013-18
national infrastructure program.
Investment in the
Mexico City-Querétaro route will be about 43 billion
pesos ($3.36 billion), while the route connecting Mexico City
with Toluca, the capital of Mexico state, will cost 38 billion
pesos ($2.9 billion). The Transpeninsular line will cost about
16 billion pesos ($1.25 billion).
Bombardier Inc., the worlds largest train manufacturer,
expects to participate in these projects, a spokeswoman told
AMM sister publication Steel First, without
disclosing further details.
The Mexican government
earlier this year said it expects to invest about 4 trillion
pesos ($311.82 billion) in public and private infrastructure
projects in the country over the next six years
(amm.com, Sept. 5).
Of this amount, 1.3
trillion pesos ($101.36 billion) will be invested in
transportation and communications infrastructure, the
infrastructure program includes construction of 15 highways, 29
roads, seven bridges, three passenger train projects and six
public transportation systems.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel