The project’s idea is the regeneration of the disused rail transport network in the Valley of Oaxaca – one of the poorest states of Mexico. The rail system had been an important transport element for more than a century until the tracks were decommissioned in the 1990’s after the urban area had grown. Facing the challenges of the future, the project proposes to insert a new electric low-floor train system to provide a safe and high quality public transport system that increases mobility in the area with little environmental disadvantages and reduces the dependence on individual transport.
Last updated: March 31, 2011 Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
The system will provide short- and medium-distance public transport for more than 700,000 people. Beyond this practical function the project will stimulate the region with a vision for a “cleaner, healthier and safer future”. To integrate the regional rail network into the urban fabric, bicycle facilities are proposed for the rail stations as well as a bikeway system along the rail corridors.