Our rails improve connectivity in Mexico projects.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products contributed to these projects by supplying 115RE AREMA standard rails and 33C1 guard rails from its Rails & Special Sections mill in Gijon (Spain) and Krowleska (Poland).
As part of the megaproject of the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (linking the Gulf of Mexico with the Pacific Ocean), the government will modernize a 132-kilometer stretch of railroad to reduce travel times, increase trains speed, reduce cost and diversify the offer by enabling the transfer of cargo and passengers.
The works for the rehabilitation of La Mata – Colonia Jordan section developed by COMSA Spanish company consist of the rehabilitation of 33.5 km of track, including the complete replacement of the superstructure.
This second rail project involves the comprehensive renovation of a 7 km section of double track of the Light Train between the Azteca Station and Xochimilco (locally known as el Tren Ligero de la Ciudad de México) which is a light rail line that serves the southern part of Mexico City, with the aim of restoring the operational and safety capacity of the Light Rail line, rehabilitate the platform and the drainage system, among other actions.
Light Train between the Azteca Station and Xochimilco came into operation at the beginning of the year, reducing the journey time between the two stations by 40% and is expected to serve 130,000 users.
Rails from ArcelorMittal Spain
ArcelorMittal Europe Long – Products Rails & Special Sections participated in the project and supplied to customer COMSA more than 5000tons of 115RE R8, Low Alloy Intermediate Strength (IH) in AREMA 2016 standard, 80ft, 115RE R8 Carbon Rail High Strength (HH) in 18m manufactured in Gijon, Spain and 33C1 guards rails manufactured in Krowleska, Poland. The rails, distributed in three shipments, arrived in the port of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico along 2020.
ArcelorMittal Europe Long Products has also supplied directly to CONSORCIO FERROVIARIO FIT about 5.000 tons of 115RE R8 Low Alloy Intermediate Strength (IH), in AREMA 2016 standard, 80ft rails.
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