All over the world railways can still be considered a cheap bulk carrier. In developed countries railways are a highly competitive means of transportation for both passengers and freight. In Mexico, however, a small number of large companies control railways, which are subsidized by the State. As a result, Mexican railways offer rather limited service with few routes, stations, and areas being served. This situation has favored the development of other means of land transport to the regions and services that railways should provide. Recent investment in the modernization of Mexican railways has been geographically biased and has only reinforced this process.
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