#SecretaríaDeInfraestructuraComunicacionesYTransportes.- As part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico and as the first event of the 4th National Meeting of the Mexican Federation of Colleges of Civil Engineers, members of this important guild made a technical visit to the works of the Interurban Train Mexico-Toluca (TIMT).
The meeting was attended by 80 presidents and members of the Boards of Directors of Civil Engineering Associations from the 32 states of the country, who made an extensive tour accompanied by officials of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) in charge of this work, as well as supervisors and builders involved in this project.
It should be noted that the Mexican Federation of Colleges of Civil Engineers groups 60 colleges of civil engineers in the country.
The supervision began in the area of Workshops and Depots in the municipality of Zinacantepec, where they visited the workshop building, the control center, the simulator center and the rolling stock depot, where they had the opportunity to see the cockpit and the interior of the trains.
Afterwards, they went to the Tecnológico station in the municipality of Toluca, where they were explained the construction procedures applied in the interurban train viaducts and the equipment of the stations.
They then entered viaduct 4, the highest viaduct on the route, which they walked along until they reached the bitunnel under the Sierra de Las Cruces.
At the bitunnel they were explained the construction procedure of the tunnels and subway galleries, as well as the work in progress on section 3, which is being carried out by the City of Mexico and the SICT.
During the tour and the explanations received, the civil engineers were able to see the progress made in this project, the high technology that this interurban train will have in terms of operation, control and safety, as well as the great technical challenges that, to date, have been overcome by this great transportation project, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation.