A concession payment will be made by the end of the month to confirm Baja Rail’s ownership of the Desert Line, which connects San Diego with Plaster City, passing through Tijuana and Tecate in Mexico. Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of the railroad will begin shortly after and is expected to start operations a year to a year and a half later.
Ambassador Marcela Celorio at the Mexican Consulate in San Diego is coordinating the Diplomatic Note from the Mexican government required to reestablish commercial operations at the Tecate-Campo border crossing. The next step will be to reach agreements between several entities within U.S. and Mexican governments.
The desert line will increase the competitiveness of the Cali-Baja region while facilitating integration with regional border development.