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Kansas City Southern de México turns 12


Last month, Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. hosted a series of events in 10 locations to mark the 12th anniversary since the railroad was privatized.

In 1996, Kansas City Southern and Grupo TMM won a concession from the Mexican government to operate the Northeast Railroad, the 2,660-mile portion of the government-run railroad between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. Named Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana S.A. de C.V., the privatized railroad began operations in 1997. The railroad, which serves ports in Lázaro Cárdenas and Veracruz, later was renamed TFM S.A. de C.V.

In 2005, KCS purchased TMM’s stake in TFM and renamed the railroad Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V.

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