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Mexico planning new passenger route

By Trains Staff | January 17, 2024

| Last updated on February 2, 2024

New rail line would be constructed in Baja California peninsula

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TIJUANA, Mexico – With the Tren Maya (Maya Train) rail project in Mexico’s Quintana Roo and the Yucatan set for completion next month, Mexico is planning to build another passenger rail line. The Cabo Sun reports that the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has set his sights on a new project: building a passenger rail line in the Baja California peninsula to be called the Tranpeninsular Train.

In November 2023, President López Obrador presented a decree to reactivate passenger trains throughout the country, including routes that would reach Mexico City and Felipe Ángeles International Airport.

The new Tranpeninsular line would connect Los Cabos with Tijuana via a 1,087-mile rail line. It will take approximately four to five years to construct with initial costs estimated to be $8.3 billion. From Tijuana, the train would connect several popular cities and tourist destinations along the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur including Ensenada, Guerrero Negro, Loreto, Ciudad Constitución, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Trains would depart Tijuana every 30 minutes and could carry up to 25,000 tourists per day.

Plans call for trains to connect to the San Diego Trolley light rail system at Tijuana.

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