Chihuahua Arranges for Rail Bypass

EL DIARIO | 2013-05-24 | 

Chihuahua governor César Duarte, said that this same year work will begin on a rail bypass from Samalayuca to Santa Teresa, NM, to facilitate the flow of commercial cargo between Mexico and the U.S.

The Governor stated that he is applying before the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) for construction of the railway expansion, which would go from Samalayuca to Santa Teresa, NM.

“For it to become a peripheral rail loop to eliminate the problems caused by rail in Juárez,” said the governor.

He emphasized that it is not just to avoid inconvenience to Juarez, but enjoin the development of both sides of the border.

“The rail facility being built in Santa Teresa, NM by Union Pacific is an extraordinary investment of US$ 400 million, which undoubtedly jump-starts industrial activity in this region,” he added.

The governor declared that having rail service in that area, would finally allow the possibility to attract an auto assembly plant to the region.

(Martín Coronado)