The 26,622 km (16,268 mi.) of
government-owned railroads in Mexico have been privatized through the
sale of 50-year operating concessions. In the 1980s and 1990s, the
government allowed the private operators to abandon nearly all passenger
rail service. A plethora of private intercity bus lines serve the nation.
Passenger rail service to the Copper Canyon region still operates, due to
the remote nature of the area and tourist ridership.
Ferromex is located in the capital of
Mexico, Mexico City (D.F., Federal District). Previously was known as
"Ferrocarriles Mexicanos", and it used to provide services that included
first class "Pullman" Sleepers until approximately the beginning of the 1980s.
In the State of Jalisco there
is a short and tourist line which goes to Tequila and back to Guadalajara.