In a statement the Mexican government said, “A consortium led by Bombardier Inc’s unit has won a bid for the rolling stock and rail systems for Mexico’s flagship Mayan Train infrastructure project”.
The $1.84 billion (36.6 billion Mexican pesos) project includes the design, manufacture, delivery, testing and commissioning of 42 trains, said the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur) in a statement.
The consortium was led by Bombardier Transportation México SA de CV and includes France’s Alstom SA, the Mexican unit of Azvi S.A.U. known as Construcciones Urales S.A. de C.V., Mexico’s Gami Ingenieria e Instalaciones S.A. de C.V., and Construcciones Urales Procesos Industriales SA de C.V.
The consortium’s won the contract since their proposal was 890 million pesos lower than its competitors, said Fonatur.
The testing of equipment for the project will start by 2023.
The 1,470-km (913-mile) Mayan Train project will see the laying of rail lines connecting tourism hot spots from southern Chiapas state to the Yucatan Peninsula along the Atlantic coast.
($1 = 19.8784 Mexican pesos)