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Project Summary

Recovery of the rail transport network

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.

Project Timeline

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Winners for Latin America Announced
“A promising and clear traffic concept” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Latin America
Project Details
Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
Gustavo Madrid Vazquez
Main Author
Gustavo Madrid Vazquez
espacio entre tiempo Architects, Mexico
Acknowledgement prize 2011
Latin America
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