Testing of locomotives recently arrived from the UK begins

the locomotives Which recently arrived in Veracruz to be included in the passenger train service of Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec (FIT), since They made their first test flight on the Z line from Coatzacoalcos to Salina Cruz, Oaxaca..

According to the “Hobby Railroad in Southeastern Mexico” page, These units are based on Class 43 high-speed diesel, It belongs to the East Midlands Railway (EMR) fleet which is at least 45 years old and was taken out of circulation in September 2023.

These trains are part of a package acquired by the federal government To a company United kingdomwhich arrived in port only in April Coatzacoalcos To empower them and integrate them into the service that was reactivated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 22, 2023.

The railway, commissioned in 1976, served the western and eastern regions of England.It was part of a program to modernize that country's train system last year.

The railway project had three locomotives English for population transfer between Veracruz and Oaxaca, and The new ones will double the number of vehicles.

Currently, only one flight per day is offered between Coatzacoalcos and Salina Cruzwhich is expected soon, could also be used on other routes such as the FA line that will go to Palenque, Chiapas, and connect to the Maya Train.

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