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Mexico President Says CBKC Proposes Passenger Service Between Mexico City and US Border -February 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm

Mexico President Says CBKC Proposes Passenger Service Between Mexico City and US Border -February 1, 2024 at 5:01 pm

Railway company Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has proposed passenger train service from Mexico City to the US border and will submit a study for the proposed route in May, Mexico's president told reporters Thursday.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insisted during his regular morning news conference that his government is targeting dual-use railroads that were previously used only for freight.

“(CPKC) is interested because in the United States and Canada they already run freight and passenger trains on the same track. That's what we want,” Lopez Obrador said, adding that he expects a proposal and study in May.

He did not provide further details, but said he was not aware of any other companies interested in the route.

Earlier this month, Mexico's Ministry of Transportation reported that

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From parties interested in participating in the project to improve passenger traffic on railways across the country, but without naming specific companies. (Reporting by Rul Cortes Fernandez and Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Valentin Hilaire and David Alire Garcia)

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