THE MEXICAN RAILWAYS
of the former Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México were
privatized to concessionaires in several steps between 1997 and
1999. The companies shown below currently operate
freight railways in Mexico. Their names are
linked to their web sites.
Kansas City Southern
de México, S.A. de C.V. is wholly owned
by Kansas City Southern.
Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.)
is owned 55.5 percent by Grupo México, S.A. de C.V.,
26 percent by Union Pacific Railroad,
and 18.5 percent by companies controlled by Carlos Slim Helú.
Ferrosur, S.A. de C.V. is owned
75 percent by Grupo México, S.A. de C.V.
and 25 percent by companies controlled by Carlos Slim Helú.
y Terminal del Valle de México, S.A. de C.V.) is jointly owned by
Kansas City Southern de México, Ferromex, Ferrosur,
and the Mexican federal government.
Coahuila Durango (Linea Coahuila Durango, S.A. de
C.V.) is jointly owned by Industrias Peñoles, S.A de C.V. and
Grupo Acerero del Norte, S.A. de C.V.
Ferroistmo (Ferrocarril del Istmo
de Tehuantepec, S.A. de C.V.) is a federal parastatal entity
that assumed temporary operation of the lines of a railway that
quit business in 2007.
Railway, Inc. is wholly owned by International
Baja California Railroad,
is the contract operator for ADMICARGA
(Administradora de la Vía
Corta Tijuana-Tecate), a parastatal entity of the
Baja California state government.
For general information
about the Mexican railway industry, please contact the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles, A.C., the trade association of freight and
passenger railways and their suppliers that represents the industry as a
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