Operations 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 74 percent by Infraestructura y Transportes México S.A. de C.V.* and 26 percent by Union Pacific Railroad.


Ferrosur, S.A. de C.V. is wholly owned by Infraestructura y Transportes México, S.A. de C.V.*


Ferrovalle (Ferrocarril 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.


Ferrocarril 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 operation of the lines of a railway that quit business in 2007.


CG Railway, Inc. is wholly owned by International Shipholding Corporation.


Baja California Railroad, Inc. is the contract operator for ADMICARGA (Administradora de la Vía Corta Tijuana-Tecate), a decentralized entity of the Baja California state government.


*Infraestructura y Transportes México S.A. de C.V. is owned 74.9 percent by Grupo México S.A. de C.V. and 25.1 percent by an investment fund operated by Grupo Financiero Inbursa S.A.B. de C.V., which is controlled by Carlos Slim Helú.

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 whole.

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