First Toluca works contract awarded
MEXICO: The Secretariat of Communications & Transport has selected a consortium of Constructora de Proyectos Viales de México and La Peninsular Compañía Constructora as preferred bidder to undertake civil works on the first section of the 57∙7 km electrified passenger railway from Mexico City to Toluca.
With a winning bid of 10∙15bn pesos, the consortium is to build the 35∙15 km section from Zinacantepec and La Marquesa, including viaducts and tunnels. Work is expected to start during the second half of 2014 and take 24 months to complete.
The new line has a total budget of 35bn pesos, and would run from Observatorio, the western terminus of Line 1 of the Mexico City metro, to Zinacantepec in Toluca. Opening is scheduled for December 2017.