Concluyeron 41 kilómetros del Tren Interurbano México-Toluca; la obra tiene un avance de 76.4% / The Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train will be completed in 2023

De acuerdo con la Secretaría de Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transporte (SICT), el recorrido se realizará en 39 minutos desde el Tren Suburbano Buenavista con sus 23 kilómetros de longitud

Recientemente, la Secretaría de Infraestructura, Comunicaciones y Transportes (SICT) anunció que se concluyeron 41 kilómetros del Tren Interurbano México-Toluca (TIMT), con lo cual la obra que conectará a la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de Toluca con la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México, ya presenta un avance del 76.4%.

De la obra que consta de 57.87 kilómetros, se dio a conocer que los Tramos I y II, así como la vía de este último se encuentran 100% terminados. Asimismo, las vías restantes, catenaria y obra electromecánica muestran adelantos del 50%. Las actividades en éstas continúan, así como en el Tramo III y la ampliación para conectar el ramal Lechería con el Aeropuerto Internacional “Felipe Ángeles” (AIFA), localizado en Santa Lucía.

Según la Secretaría, en el Tramo I la vía cuenta con 86% (31 kilómetros) de avance; catenaria 75% (27 kilómetros) y canalizaciones o cableado, con 61% de avance. En el Tramo II, la catenaria revela ventajas del 40% y las canalizaciones 90%. Además, en el Tramo I se encuentran energizadas las estaciones de Zinacantepec, Pino Suárez, Tecnológico y Lerma; así como talleres y cocheras, apuntó la SICT.

“Por lo que respecta a la ampliación del Tren Interurbano Ramal Lechería-AIFA (Aeropuerto Internacional “Felipe Ángeles”), la obra tendrá la menor afectación social. El recorrido se realizará en 39 minutos desde el Tren Suburbano Buenavista con sus 23 kilómetros de longitud; contará con doble vía electrificada y se realiza la reconfiguración de la vía de carga, de 73.4 kilómetros”, señaló la dependencia federal mediante un comunicado.

Asimismo, se informó que el ramal tendrá seis estaciones y una terminal, nueve pasos vehiculares, 10 pasos peatonales, tres viaductos y dos puentes ferroviarios, de acuerdo con la dependencia; mientras que en el Tramo III se está trabajando en la estación Vasco de Quiroga, el cual tendrá una inversión de 545,000,000 de pesos; así como en el puente atirantado Manantial Santa Fe, con longitud de 519 metros y recursos por 1,150 millones de pesos; e iniciará el próximo 2022 la estación Observatorio.

En el tramo a cargo de la SICT, el avance en la obra civil es de 97% equipamiento 91% y transformadores 100%; el que está a cargo del gobierno de la Ciudad de México (CDMX), la obra civil es del 87.47%, equipamiento electromecánico 68.50% y transformadores 80%

En el proyecto del TIMT se invertirán 90,000 millones de pesos, aproximadamente, y contará con una longitud de 57.87 kilómetros (4.7 kilómetros de túnel), 7 estaciones (2 terminales y 5 intermedias) y 30 trenes de 5 vagones, para transportar a 230 mil pasajeros diariamente.

Tras más de siete años en construcción, el presidente de la República Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) aseguró que uno de sus compromisos es que el TIMT esté listo para su inauguración en 2023, así lo aseguró el pasado 4 de diciembre a través de un video difundido en redes sociales.

El mandatario se reunió con los principales actores involucrados en la obra. En ese sentido, el ingeniero Manuel Gómez Parra, quien se encuentra al frente del proyecto, informó que la mayor parte de la construcción ha sido completada en el territorio del Estado de México, por lo que el 30% restante deberá ser completado en la CDMX.

Mientras tanto, la vía catenaria, es decir, la instalación de cables aéreos que dotarán de energía eléctrica a los convoyes, se encuentra a la mitad de su avance y estiman su finalización de, al menos, dos tramos entre diciembre de 2022 y enero de 2023.

The Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train will be completed in 2023

The Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train will be completed in December 2023, according to the federal government of Mexico.

First of all, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) announced in November 2017 the construction of the Interurban Train, which will run the 58 kilometers from Mexico City to Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico.

But construction was suspended from January 10, 2018 to April 24, 2018 due to litigation related to compensation for land use rights.

Then, on December 12, 2019, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation resumed the construction of the Interurban Train.

Thus, the project is now expected to be completed and operational by December 2023.

The Cost-Benefit Analysis of this work, released in November 2013, indicates that the urban growth disorder that has been generated must be contained and solved.

Thus, the areas located to the west of Mexico City have shown significant growth, invading the ravines and centering their development on the so-called “ribs” and landfill land in the west of the city.

First of all, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) announced in November 2017 the construction of the Interurban Train, which will run the 58 kilometers from Mexico City to Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico.

But construction was suspended from January 10, 2018 to April 24, 2018 due to litigation related to compensation for land use rights.

Then, on December 12, 2019, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation resumed the construction of the Interurban Train.

Thus, the project is now expected to be completed and operational by December 2023.

The Cost-Benefit Analysis of this work, released in November 2013, indicates that the urban growth disorder that has been generated must be contained and solved.

Thus, the areas located to the west of Mexico City have shown significant growth, invading the ravines and centering their development on the so-called “ribs” and landfill land in the west of the city.

This development has not led to the proper penetrations from the west to Mexico City, which have been basically limited to four roads: Av. Constituyentes (1), Av. Reforma (2), Av. Vasco de Quiroga/Santa Fe (3) and the recently opened Autopista del Poniente (4).

While these four roads present little possibility of expansion under the current cross sections and occupation of the adjacent areas, the solution of this represents significant amounts of investment given the limitations of the right of way and orography of the area.

In addition, the same analysis describes, the most important real estate development area in Mexico City and probably the country is collapsed due to the lack of alternatives to access the city’s transport systems, as well as to provide enough space to to house the parking of vehicles that access the areas of high real estate development in the west (Santa Fe, El Pantalón, Interlomas).

Problematic
Another reason in favor of the Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train: public transport solutions have not been implemented in the area and an agile movement of the more than 60,000 person / day trips that are only generated between the Santa Fe area is not guaranteed. and Observatory.

For this reason, the document states that the last mass transport actions in the western area date from the late 1960s, with the construction of the Observatorio station and the eastern bus terminal.

For its part, the Toluca Metropolitan Area presents a problem of urban expansion with a low population density (47.6 inhabitants/ha), which is partly due to urban development with low regulation in the face of pressure from the 22 municipalities that comprise it for generating rights and resources through real estate development figures.

Thus, the City of Toluca has three main connections with Mexico City: The Mexico-Toluca Highway (Tollocan), Av de las Torres to the east and the Naucalpan-Toluca Highway to the northeast.

Although the Paseo Tollocan has a very wide cross section (120m, average) with three lateral and three central lanes, as well as a right-of-way used by rail freight transport and a wide and beautiful linear park, it is unlikely that it will be allow an expansion in the road section given the particular characteristics of said walk in terms of the environment and image of the city.

The land use in the corridor is imminently industrial with consolidated industries of great significance since the 60s and 70s, but which has managed to maintain a positive urban image and this linear park has been consolidated as a local landmark that is difficult to affect.

A second alternative for access to the east of the City of Toluca is Av. De las Torres, which crosses the City of Toluca from east to west through its southern portion.

This road has an enormous potential for land use planning and densification that could follow transport-oriented urban development schemes. By Opportimes