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 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.*
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 operation of the lines of a railway that
quit business in 2007.
Railway, Inc. is wholly owned by International
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
*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
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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