Budget frame around 130 million euros
The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of Mexico has granted a consortium led by CAF and comprising Isolux-Corsán, Azvi and Thales the contract to build the intercity railway which will link Mexico City with Toluca.
There is no passenger train to Toluca. Rail transportation is used until now only for merchandises.
The contract was signed in December 2014 and amounts to 690 million euros, of which 49 percent belongs to CAF group, which will supply 30 EMUs of 5 cars each. With an approximate capacity for 700 passengers, including seating areas for Persons with Reduced Mobility, the units will feature unobstructed interiors and gangways between cars.
The contract includes the construction of the 57.7 km railway line and the electromechanical systems. Almost the whole stretch runs on the surface, except 4.7 km which run through a double-tube tunnel. The line will connect Toluca Valley (Zinacantepec Station) with Mexico City (Observatorio Station), with four intermediate stations (Bus Terminal, Metepec/Airport, Lerma and Santa Fe).
Azvi will carry out the whole construction and track assembly process, with a budget of 130 million euros. The line is expected to provide a service to an estimated 270,000 users.
Source: The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT)
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