Mexico City. The head of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), Jorge Arganis Diaz Leal, supervised this Saturday the progress of the works of the Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train, whose works are expected to finish until 2022.
The official, who recently assumed office after Javier Jimenez Espriu left office, toured the Tecnologico, Santa Fe and Vasco de Quiroga stations; the Arco Bridge; the Portal Poniente tunnel; Viaduct 4; the Cable-stayed Bridge; workshops, garages, dirt roads and various areas of the transportation system, such as the Galeria 9 and Agua Acopilco projects, Section 3; as well as the Observatory area where the train terminal and the Multimodal Transfer Center (CETRAM) will be.
During the visit to the work, which will have a length of almost 58 kilometers, the official received an explanation of the work that has been carried out to date.
Once this work is completed, users will be able to move from Mexico City to Toluca on a journey that will last 39 minutes.
The train will have 30 trains with five carriages each and is expected to move 230,000 users a day.
In recent days, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated that the project will be completed in 2022. Although the work was due to be delivered at the end of the last six-year term, it has had delays in its construction due to budget problems, as well as conflicts with land owners through which said work will pass.
On Friday Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, head of the government of Mexico City, indicated that she is in talks with the SCT to review the feasibility of the administration of the capital taking over again the construction of section 3, which includes the Santa station Fe and the Observatorio terminal, which will connect to Metro Lines 1, 9 and 12.