El Chepe, who on his 653-kilometer route crosses the Copper Canyon between Chihuahua and Sinaloa, assured that he will have strict security and hygiene systems.
To adapt to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic
A series of hygiene and health protocols are prepared on the Chihuahua Pacífico passenger train ( Chepe ) to avoid contagions, and he anticipates that he will maintain a 40 percent discount on the cost of tickets.
El Chepe, which on its 653-kilometer route crosses the Copper Canyon between Chihuahua and Sinaloa, suspended its tourist passenger transport services to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 since last March 21 and maintained its runs of the economic classes ay social four times a week.
The deputy director of Tourism of Ferromex, Jimena Ramírez Lombana, emphasized the need to join efforts of companies and authorities for the gradual reactivation of tourism, taking actions that favor the safety of tourists.
He explained that the regional transport service for the community remains in operation, under strict safety and hygiene protocols, such as the constant disinfection of cars, the use of safety equipment by on-board personnel and the obligation to use face mask to users.
In a statement, he said that sufficient passenger cars that are used at medium capacity have also been incorporated to guarantee the necessary social distance between users, in addition to new protocols and operating schemes that will be applicable to El Chepe Express once it is authorized. the reopening of the service.
For the reactivation of the tourist service a new dining car is prepared in the economy class, with which there will already be two dining rooms that will have the train to serve users and give them a sample of regional cuisine, in addition to the online sales service and strict hygiene and safety protocols, which are some of the actions planned by the tourist train for the second half of 2020.
Ramírez Lombana commented that to encourage the use of the passenger train service, the 40 percent discount in the cost of tickets will be maintained and soon they will have a change in the website to make the sales process easier and more agile for tour operators, with a 360º view of the train, as well as the availability of the online ticket sales service.
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