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The first railway in Mexico opened in 1850 between Veracruz and El Molino, a distance of 11.5km. It was built to standard (1435mm) gauge, which was also used for most subsequent railway development in the country.

The national network has been privatised is operated by several companies. Passenger services are for the most part confined to a number of tourist routes but there are plans for new services, including a 210km high speed line between Mexico City and Querétaro.

There are a number of international connections for freight with the United States of America. A former link with Guatemala is out of use, but may be reinstated at some time in the future.

Freight Railways

Proposed High Speed Railway

Tourist Passenger Services

Urban and Commuter Railways

Train Ferry

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