The USD 2.9 billion Mexico City – Toluca rail project will bring a new 57.7km rail network to the region, including four new stations, two terminals, two 4.6km tunnels and two viaducts of over 40km in length. To ensure the project runs smoothly, The Secretariat of Communications and Transport, through the Directorate of Railway and Multimodal Transportation, choose SGS.
SGS will be in charge of the administration, monitoring and control of the whole project, comprising civil works, electro-mechanical works, workshops and depots and the acquisition of new rolling stock.
The company was also selected due to its proven track record working with the current Minister’s team, formerly at the State of Mexico, in various infrastructure projects for more than eight years. SGS has participated in numerous infrastructure projects in Mexico, including the construction supervision highways, hospitals and prisons; the architectural design of the presidential hangar complex and now as project manager for the construction of this railway for public transportation. SGS was also selected as it submitted the most competitive offer in terms of technical capabilities, experience and economic conditions.
The project is expected to take an estimated 1,385 days to complete, running from August 20, 2014 until June 4, 2018. SGS will provide a team of around 115 experts across the route.