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Old June 13th, 2013, 01:46 AM   #41
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EL MEXICANO TUNNEL, One of the most impressive tunnels maybe in Latin America, located in the state of Veracruz, a triumph of mexican engineering, watch the videos:

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se trata del Tunel "El Mexicano", cerca de Acultzingo, límites entre Puebla y Veracruz... me parece que es el túnel ferroviario más largo de México, y uno de los más largos de Latinoamérica

lo que más me asombra son justamente las compuertas que lo caracterizan, y si en el video es impresionante ver cómo se abren, ya me imagino lo que se debe sentir presenciar en vivo y a todo color el momento en que las compuertas se abren, y de la oscuridad emerge el poderoso tren...

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Old June 13th, 2013, 05:45 AM   #42
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why the mexicano tunnel have doors???
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Old June 16th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #43
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why the mexicano tunnel have doors???
Longer non-electrified railroad tunnels require a way to change their air after trains pass through. The doors make it possible for the high-power ventilating fans to do their job. That building just to the left of the portal houses that equipment.

Note that the tunnel's other portal does not have doors, allowing a one-way air flow - fresh air is drawn into the tunnel through that portal and the smoky air vented via the fans.

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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #44
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I read in the news that the mexican government wants to build high speed train from Mexico city to towns nearby. Can mexican forumers share the truth of this news?
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Old March 7th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #45
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Freight spend planned
07 Mar 2014

MEXICO: Speaking at a recent conference in Cancún, federal Under-Secretary of Transport Carlos Almada outlined the 13 railway projects that are being taken forward by the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, representing total investment of 125bn pesos.

As well as the projects for new passenger lines from Mexico City to Querétaro and Toluca, and a new railway from Mérida to Puerto Venado which are expected to cost a total of 95bn pesos, the government is planning to spend 30bn pesos to increase capacity for freight traffic on the existing network.

Freight projects include a new line running for 190 km in the state of Jalisco between Encarnación on the route from Mexico City to Aguascalientes and La Capilla on the main line from the federal capital to Guadalajara. This would cut the transit time from Altamira on the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific port of Manzanillo to 16 h.

A new tunnel at Manzanillo would double capacity for intermodal traffic moving by rail to 4 million TEU a year. New alignments are planned to avoid the centres of Coatzacoalcos, Celaya and Matamoros, enabling operating speeds to be raised and avoiding the need to move hazardous materials through residential areas.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 03:07 PM   #46
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Tendering to start for new line to Toluca
13 Mar 2014



MEXICO: Secretary of Communications & Transport Gerardo Ruiz signed off tendering documentation for the project to build an electrified passenger railway from Mexico City to Toluca at a ceremony held on February 28.

The new line would run for 58 km from Observatorio, the western terminus of Line 1 of the Mexico City metro, to Zinacantepec in Toluca. Four intermediate stations would serve Santa Fe, Lerma, Metepec/Toluca airport and the bus terminal in Toluca.

Expected to open in December 2017, the new line would be operated with a fleet of 15 trainsets with a maximum speed of 160 km/h, giving an end-to-end journey time of 39 min.

According to Director General of Railway & Multimodal Transport Pablo Suárez, traffic is forecast at 270 000 passengers/day, which would remove 200 000 vehicles from congested local roads each day and reduce CO2 emissions by 34 500 tonnes. The project is expected to produce annual savings of 680m pesos.

Tendering was expected to start with a contract to undertake civil works on an initial 36 km of the route between Zinacantepec and La Marquesa, with bids due to be submitted by May 18 for the preferred bidder to be announced on June 10. Electrical and mechanical works, as well as the supply of the new rolling stock fleet, would be tendered separately
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Old March 14th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #47
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I am curious how much of the already existing lines (which there are plenty of) these new high-speed lines from Mexico City will utilize. Is there a map somewhere?
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Old June 25th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #48
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First Toluca works contract awarded
25 Jun 2014

MEXICO: The Secretariat of Communications & Transport has selected a consortium of Constructora de Proyectos Viales de México and La Peninsular Compañía Constructora as preferred bidder to undertake civil works on the first section of the 57∙7 km electrified passenger railway from Mexico City to Toluca.

With a winning bid of 10∙15bn pesos, the consortium is to build the 35∙15 km section from Zinacantepec and La Marquesa, including viaducts and tunnels. Work is expected to start during the second half of 2014 and take 24 months to complete.

The new line has a total budget of 35bn pesos, and would run from Observatorio, the western terminus of Line 1 of the Mexico City metro, to Zinacantepec in Toluca. Opening is scheduled for December 2017
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Chinese to build Mexican-US rail link
Friday, August 01, 2014



THE governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Mr César Duarte, signed a letter of intent in Beijing on July 31 with a group of Chinese companies to build the rail element of the San Jerónimo Santa Teresa Master Plan.

The Chinese companies comprise China Hyway, Chinese Development Bank, Quantum, QTriad, and Sinosure. It is hoped that work on the project could start before the end of the year.
The San Jerónimo Santa Teresa Master Plan is designed to create a bi-national master-planned city straddling the Mexico US border to relieve the congestion and chaotic development which has taken place in the neighbouring cities of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso. A key element of the project is the construction of a new railway running along the western side of the development and connecting Union Pacific's new $US 400m freight terminal in Santa Teresa with the Mexican rail network.

The governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit, Mr Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, accompanied Duarta on the visit to Beijing as it is proposed to extend the railway south to a planned deepwater port in Nayarit.
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I read in the news that the mexican government wants to build high speed train from Mexico city to towns nearby. Can mexican forumers share the truth of this news?
Is real and in progress, you can find everything here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1702040
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Old August 11th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #51
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freight average speed in Mexico: 40km/h



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Something to choo-choo over

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THE depot of Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) in Nuevo Laredo, on the border with Texas, is something to behold. Red, yellow and black locomotives pull in trains that stretch back more than a mile. They carry grain and scrap metal from the United States. Heading north are cargoes of car chassis, and long lines of containers. Watching the trains hurtle across the flat, scrubby terrain is awe-inspiring. They are proof of Mexico’s burgeoning commerce with America. But this is bandit country—one of the most violent stretches of the border—giving the scene an Old West aura.

The performance of KCSM, and the other half of Mexico’s freight-rail duopoly, Ferromex, has been awe-inspiring too. When Mexico started to privatise its freight lines in 1995 (it had given up on passenger trains, though there are now plans to reintroduce them), they were slow, rickety subsidy-burners, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Since then the amount of cargo has almost doubled, and the share of land freight carried by rail, as opposed to road, has risen from 19% to 25%.


Average tariffs are slightly higher than in the United States and Canada, which have a similar model of regional operators owning both train and track. But according to the OECD, the performance is generally better than among Latin American peers (see chart). Instead of needing subsidies, the companies have made big profits—and investments.

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San Jeronimo/Santa Teresa bi-national town

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The next phase of this binational collaboration is the construction of two towns meant to eventually ignore the border altogether. Last year, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Chihuahua, Mexico, Governor Cesar Duarte signed a formal agreement that the two states would cooperate on a master plan to build adjacent towns: Santa Teresa in New Mexico and San Jeronimo across the border.

New Mexico and Chihuahua are combining efforts on infrastructure for roads, water, energy, waste treatment and power. Streets in Santa Teresa will be contiguous with streets in San Jeronimo, awaiting the day when the border is no longer a barrier, when, as people say in Santa Teresa, it’s no longer “made in America,” but “made in North America.”


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For more than a century, rail traffic to this region came through the train yard in El Paso. As the city has grown, the rail yard, which is adjacent to downtown El Paso and within sight of Juarez, has been increasingly hemmed in by development; meanwhile, the size and weight of trains has increased dramatically.

No longer the belching behemoths that befouled the air, the trains now describe themselves as green transportation, boasting how a train can move a ton of freight a mile on a gallon of fuel, in contrast with the cost of trucking. The new trains stretch up to two miles long and travel at speeds of up to 70 miles an hour. To stand next to the double-stacked containers, taller than a two-story building, is to be, literally, dwarfed by global commerce. These trains, often assembled in Long Beach, California, with containers off-loaded from ships that come from Asia, are too large to be handled efficiently in a rail yard like El Paso’s.

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Amid a revitalized interest from individuals and governments to accelerate urban development in San Jerónimo, regained boom the debate to relocate rail transit out of the Downtown in that area, which also seeks to consolidate a system of intermodal transport .

The situation generated by faults detected in the works of the railway coexistence plan that maintains the axis road to overpass Juan Gabriel and the central tunnel not working, as well as incidents involving rail where pedestrians, one of them died this year and vehicles have been affected in addition to their traffic during peak hours that bisects the city, they requested to send the train to the west.

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Plan for San Juan del Rio to Queretaro airport light rail

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In order to complement the High Speed Train project connecting Mexico City to Queretaro, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) is considering developing a second plan that will make the inter-connection in the industrial corridor from San Juan del Rio to Corregidora. According to the delegate, Juan Gerardo Vázquez Herrera, this project envisaged in the medium term will depend on the growth and transport demand in the region.

The route, which is considered to go from San Juan del Río to Queretaro Airport additionally will have another route to go from Corregidora to El Marques. Through this system, we seek to detonate the new metropolitan area and in coming months might be announcing in favor of our entity.

"The light rail project will make viable the destination from airport to San Juan del Rio and some other parts of El Marques. If is concreted will benefit the municipality of San Juan also. "

He highlighted that the SCT has already considered an area where the terminal is set in San Juan del Río and although did not offer specifics on the location and size, warned that will be smaller than what is considered the capital of the state. Through this same station, the Mexico-Queretaro High Speed Train will connect with the light rail intercity.

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Plan for San Juan del Rio to Queretaro airport light rail
It's good news, but this is thread about railways. Light rail is public transport system. You can create instead thread in Subways and Urban Transport forum about public transport systems in Mexico
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thanks dimlyss1994, although is not clear what kind of train is this, because they call it light rail, but the distance between San Juan and Queretaro is 54km, to much for a light rail, seems we will need to wait for further and deeper information to know what exactly they mean
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Ferromex and Ferrosur order EMD SD70ACe
24 Sep 2014



MEXICO: Electro-Motive Diesel of the USA is to supply 19 SD70ACe locomotives to freight operator Ferromex and 15 of the same type to its sister company Ferrosur, EMD’s parent Progress Rail Services announced on September 24. The locomotives are due to enter service by June 2015 under contracts which both include an 11-year maintenance agreement.

While Ferromex already operates the 4 300 hp SD70ACe, this is the first order that Ferrosur has placed with EMD. Its 15 locomotives are to be built to a special design to improve operation in tunnels.

‘The 97 SD70ACe locomotives we have received have achieved very high and consistent performance and fuel efficiency’, said Rogelio Vélez, CEO of Ferromex and Ferrosur. ‘The 34 new additions will be key to our plans for 2015 and beyond, where Ferromex will continue to grow at higher levels than the average of the North American railroad industry’.
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The High Speed ​​Rail will increase demand for trained personnel, so the Technological University of San Juan del Río develop the first Railway Training Center in Mexico, which will be operational by early 2015.


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This center will be working with the Mexican Railroad Association (MFA) and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), to train personnel in certification of facilities, quality management and methodology for the development of standards in the rail industry. In addition, technical courses are taught in railway repair, welding, among others.

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The IFC will administrate a fund conformed by mexican and chinese investors to finance the Trans Isthmic Railroad (TI), which is the mexican alrtenative to the Panama channel.

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The Transístmico rail cargo will run from Coatzacoalcos to Salina Cruz.

The point is to use the narrowest portion having our territory between the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico to shore up more trade logistics.

In August 2013 Peña Nieto's tour to China with Gerardo Ruiz Esparza SCT went to attract investment to this project and took advantage. Then they achieved very advanced negotiations with China Development Bank and its arm, the China Investment Corporation.

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