外文标题：Chinese firm wins Mexican rail contract
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A consortium headed by China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. won the contract to build a high-speed inter-city rail line in central Mexico Monday after submitting the only bid on the project.
Mexico's Communications and Transport Department announced the awarding of the contract, saying the train was expected to run at about 186 mph (300 kph) and serve 27,000 passengers per day.
The rail line will connect Mexico City with the north-central industrial hub of Queretaro, a distance of about 130 miles (210 kilometers).
It will cost about $3.7 billion and is expected to shorten travel times from about 2 ½ hours to less than one hour.
Do I recall that much of America's railroads were built by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century?
Spot on. It was the Chinese and the Irish who built America in the first place
Looks like Mexico will be the first country in North America to have high speed rail. If Americans want to experience HSR, they have to go to Mexi