VERACRUZ, VER.- Last weekend two locomotives arrived at the port of Coatzacoalcos, which will be the machines that will move the new passenger train of the new Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec, which will be part of the Interoceanic Corridor, which is one of the great works of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
These locomotives will pull the passenger wagons on the new tourist route that will complement the Interoceanic Corridor, which will also serve as a freight railway to connect the two ends of the country. The objective of this national project is to reactivate the economy of the southeast of the country and create a new industrial corridor center for the transport of goods between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The route of this railway will cross the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca and will go from the first station in the city of Coatzacoalcos, in the south of Veracruz, to the port of Salina Cruz, in Oaxaca.
Likewise, in Veracruz there will be stations in the town of Medias Aguas, in the municipality of Sayula de Alemán. In Oaxaca there will be stops in the towns of Ubero, Mogoñé, La Mata and in Colonia Jordán. These localities will also be the headquarters of the industrial development poles, in which industries will be installed that will take advantage of the railway for the exchange of goods.
The two locomotives that arrived at the port of Coatzacoalcos will be used for the passenger train. These belonged to the failed Puebla tourist train project, and after this attraction was cancelled, they were decommissioned and disassembled for transport to Veracruz.
Both machines come attached to a passenger car, while the rest of the compartments will arrive later. According to the federal government, the Interoceanic Train project will be ready by December of this year.
Source: La Silla Rota