Mexikos Tehuantepec isthmus Korridor infographic
Graphic zeigt die Strecke und Fakten zum Isthmus von Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT).


Mexiko Eisenbahn, Konkurrenz zum Panamakanal, wird eröffnet

By Jordi Bou

November 17, 2023 - Der Tehuantepec Isthmus Korridor in Mexiko, eine Eisenbahnlinie zwischen dem Golf von Mexico und dem Pazifik wird in Kürze eröffnet. Das $2,8Mrd teure Projekt möchte eine Alternative zum überfüllten Panama Kanal werden.

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT) comprises a 308km railway line between renovated ports at Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state and Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz.

Service is expected to start in December with two daily round trips for passengers, and three for cargo.

The project seeks to capitalise on the periods of low water levels affecting the Panama Canal as the region suffers increasingly frequent droughts.

For President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, it forms part of a gambit to draw investment to the poorer south.

PUBLISHED: 17/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images