Tren Surbubano expansion
Tren Surbubano expansion Creative Commons

The construction of the Suburban Train began in 2005 and began providing service in 2008 for people traveling between Mexico City and the State of Mexico.

About 2.7 million people daily use the train and it runs along 16 miles from the Buenavista station to Cuautitlan.

A great aspect about the train is that from Station Buenavista to Station Ferrocarril it takes the train four minutes to arrive, and Station Ferrocarril is the nearest station to the Mexico City Arena. Hence, if you are attending a concert there, it is faster to travel by train than by subway.

The Suburban train is affordable with the cost of 10 pesos or 0.50 cents USD for a short trip of 7 miles and 23 pesos or $1.05 USD for 16 miles.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a decree in the Official Gazette (DOF) expropriating for public utility an area in favor of the federation to carry out the construction of the Modal Transfer Centers 1, 3, 4, and 6 of line 1 of the Suburban Train.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transport (SICT) proposed to decree the expropriation of the surface to carry out the construction of the Modal Transfer Centers 1, 3, 4, and 6 of the Suburban Train, and guarantee connectivity to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA).

However, as the train is expanding and there are plans to connect the train to the AIFA airport, it will affect people located in Tultitlán, Tultepec, and Nextlalpan, State of Mexico since the rails are planned to be constructed on private property. Consequently, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transport is planning to compensate the affected families, but many are planning to resort to judicial procedure since they don't want to give up their property.

The Suburban train is a method of transport often overlooked by tourists but is an affordable and efficient way to get to the State of Mexico and to the Arena of Mexico City.

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