Mexico’s Transport and Communications Ministry (SCT) said that construction of the 38bn-peso (USD 2.6bn) Mexico City-Toluca light rail project had advanced 10%. Headway has been made on three stretches and on a tunnel section. The local government of capital Mexico City is scheduled to begin preparatory works on a fourth stretch at the end of the year, SCT added. In November, a consortium led by Spanish firm CAF won a 13.6bn-peso (USD 912 mln) contract for the provision of trains, rail and communication infrastructure, ticketing facilities and associated services. SCT estimates that line and station infrastructure – along with tunneling work – will advance 45% this year.