Thanks to the initiative of John D. Spreckels in 1907 and its objective of connecting San Diego with Arizona, the route is designed for leaving San Diego, passing through Tijuana and Tecate in Mexican territory, and continuing on the other side of the Border from Campo to reach Plaster City. This section is known as the ‘Desert Line’ and was planned in this way due to the topographic conditions of the region.
In June 2016, Baja California Railroad obtained the MTS approval for the rehabilitation and operation of the Desert Line, which will allow full connectivity with the United States and strengthen the relationship between the rail industry and other sectors, facilitating integration with regional border development.
Benefits of the Desert Line
- Exclusive railroad crossing 24/7.
- Connectivity with class 1 railway companies.
- Intermodal loading facility.
- Reduction of border-crossing times.
- Reduction of logistics costs.
- Capacity to transport in Double Stack Optimization of delivery times.
- Helping reduce traffic on highways and freeways.
THE INVESTMENT WILL REHABILITATE:
112.75 km RAILWAY
FASES DE REHABILITACIÓN
International Railroad Crossing to Jacumba
From Dos Cabezas to Plaster City
From Jacumba to Dos Cabezas
PERIOD OF REHABILITATION
SPRING 2017 – WINTER 2018