#travel to mexico
Before its government made cuts several years ago that all but shut down the system, Mexico had a national rail network. Today, in addition to three scheduled train services throughout the country, travelers in Mexico can purchase tickets on private charter trains as well as inter-city rail services in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara.
Ferromex is the only remaining operator of scheduled passenger trains in Mexico. Its Chepe service, which visit Mexico’s famous Copper Canyon, consists of 10 weekly trains between the northwest Mexican cities of Chihuahua and Los Mochis on two types of train, First Express and Economic Class. Both are sold as one-way only. They stop in El Fuerte, Temoris, Bahuichivo, Cuiteco, San Rafael, Posada, Diviserado, Pitorreal, Creel, San Juanito and Cuauhtemoc.
The Tequila Express is the second scheduled route Ferromex operates, this one between Guadalajara and Amatit n in Jalisco state in the southwestern part of the country. The service, which Ferromex bills as a “tour,” is offered only twice per week, although the company sells these journeys as round trips rather than one-way tickets. There are no stops between cities.