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Mexico’s President Vows to Double Passenger Train Routes!

Mexico's President-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum, has committed to building 3,000 kilometers of railway tracks for passenger trains during her term in office. This echoes the efforts of the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who initiated projects such as the Maya Train in the southeast of the country.

Sheinbaum plans to carry on with López Obrador's strategy to expand the country's passenger train infrastructure, which she believes has been neglected for many years. "We have resolved to continue building trains. We are now turning our attention to the north, following up on the projects we discussed during the campaign, and we are bringing these projects to fruition," stated Sheinbaum.

The ambitious goal is to construct 3,000 kilometers of passenger train routes within the next six years. This is a significant increase from the previous target of just over 1,500 kilometers. "We will now be constructing twice as many passenger train routes," Sheinbaum affirmed.

She further explained that the construction of these railway tracks will follow the same model as the Maya Train project, involving a combination of engineers from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and private companies.

Sheinbaum also acknowledged that there are still sections of the Maya Train and the Interoceanic Train that need to be completed. These are two major infrastructure projects initiated by López Obrador. "There are two crucial interconnections of the Interoceanic Train yet to be finished. One leads to Dos Bocas, Paraíso, Tabasco, for the refinery. This will be a freight train, but it will also accommodate passengers," she clarified.

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Additionally, Sheinbaum mentioned that the extension of the Maya Train to Puerto Progreso, Yucatán, as part of the Maya Renaissance project, is yet to be completed.