IDB to finance railroads in C.A.

IDB approves financing for the feasibility study for reactivating the railroad system in the region for cargo transport.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Participating in the dialogue to obtain financing was Eduardo Calix, Vice Minister of Foreign Affiars and Presidential Commissioner for the Mesoamerica Project (MP), who attended the MP Executive Committee meeting where IBD agreed to provide $300,000 in support of the project.

Reactivation of the railroad system is an initiative out of El Salvador, who hopes to obtain regional coordination.

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Guatemala - Mexico Freight Train Project Postponed

September 2016

The project that intended to connect the Tecun Uman San Marcos line with the line belonging to the Compañía de Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab de México will not be viable before 2017.

The initial idea put forward by President Maldonado in 2015 was that the Mexican train known as "La Bestia" (The Beast), would enter Guatemalan soil through Tecun Uman, where it would receive cargo to be transported from Central America to Mexico and the US.

Guatemala-Mexico Freight Train Reactivated

October 2015

It has been announced that as of December 15th the Tecún Uman San Marcos line will connect with the mexican Compañía de Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab in order to transport cargo from Guatemala.

The Mexican train known as "The Beast", will enter onto Guatemalan soil through Tecún Uman, where it will receive cargo to be transported from Central America to Mexico and the United States.

Proposals for Freight Train in Guatemala

January 2014

The government is considering various options for the revival of rail freight in the country.

The Government is considering two options to revive freight railroad in the country. The first is the creation of a state company that would operate under the public-private partnership model and the second is a concession in tranches awarded to different companies.

Spanish-Costa Rican consortium proposed reactivation of cargo train

August 2008

The Hispanic-Costa Rican Logistics Group presented a proposal today to the government to restart the cargo train service from the different ports to the Central Valley.

The goal is to have Costa Rica transport at least 50% of its cargo by rail in order to reduce the number of trucks on the highways.

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