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First CPKC service connecting US Midwest and Mexico is running

Image: Canadian Pacific Kansas City

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), one of the largest railway companies in North America, launched a new service called Mexico Midwest Express (MMX). This, as the company stated, is the only intermodal service operating daily between Mexico and the American Midwest.

The initiative was made possible by the merging of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern, which was announced in March and led to the creation of CPKC. The company claimed that there will be intermodal trains operating daily between Chigaco, in Illinois, with San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico.

The convoys leaving the Windy City will stop in Kansas City (Missouri), Laredo (Texas), and Monterrey (Mexico), before reaching San Luis Potosi running along CPKC single-line north-south corridor. The transit time for this service should revolve around a little over 4 days. The first train departed from Chicago on 11 May. CPKC signed deals with Schneider Electric and Knight-Swift Transportation in April for intermodal services along this corridor.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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