Juchitan. – He Transisthmian Train of passengers to cover the route from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, to Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz started his first test trip this Sunday, a week before the President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrives and leads the tour.
The Transisthmian Train left today around 8 am from the remodeled Salina Cruz station, consisting of a locomotive and two passenger cars, although only 12 people remained in this first attempt trip, including Navy commanders (Semar).
For 25 years, the passenger train covering the Transisthmian route It suspended its activities after the government of the former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, privatized rail transportation. Although at one time freight trains from Ferrosur and Mayab companies ran.
Although the process of modernizing the Transisthmian Train tracks continues, and they have finished the construction of secondary passenger stations, such as Mogoñé community (Guichicovi), test trips have started from Coatzacoalcos to Salina Cruz.
On Monday, August 28, it was the turn of the freight train that made the first test trip. The passage of that railroad caused excitement among the inhabitants of the towns on the northern side of the Isthmus.
It is expected that next Sunday, September 17, the President and the governors of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Salomón Jara and Cuitláhuac García, respectively, will make a new test trip on the Transisthmian passenger train.
The modernization of 300 kilometers of Transisthmian Train tracks requires investments of almost 5 billion pesos and is part of the Plan for the Comprehensive Development of the Isthmus that manages the Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT), which is under the administration of the Ministry of the Navy (Semar).
“The passenger train is ours again, we can hear the beep of arrival and departure again,” said a former railway worker this morning, minutes before the departure of the test trip of the Transisthmian Train, from in the old way. , but the Salina Cruz train station was rebuilt.