Ridership is off a bit in Copper Canyon on the train and as a result the economica (second class) train has had its schedule changed.
Here is the deal:
The first class train still leaves at 6a from both Chihuahua City and Los Mochis. Now the second train is hooked onto that first train, so they both leave at 6a. The second train still goes Chihuahua to Mochis on Thursday, Saturday and Monday. The it goes from Mochis to Chihuahua on Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday.
Cost for the second train is half that of first and it is about the same- just no bar or restaurant.
Most Copper Canyon tours still use the first train.
Here is the info from the CHEPE site:
Last update: September 29, 2011
Los Mochis to:
Departures: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
|The Fort||8:19||8:19||$ 200.00|
|San Rafael||13:28||13:28||$ 476.00|
|San Juanito||16:23||16:23||$ 648.00|
|The Board||18:12||18:12||$ 785.00|
Departures: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
|The Board||9:24||9:24||$ 304.00|
|San Juanito||11:03||11:03||$ 444.00|
|San Rafael||14:16||14:16||$ 616.00|
|The Fort||19:19||19:19||$ 955.00|
|Los Mochis||21:28||$ 1,090.00|
In the Divisadero station passengers have 15 minutes to get off the train and admire the canyon. For your safety, another station is not allowed down to its final destination.
On this train reservations are not dish locations.
Check with local time in Chihuahua City. Must report to the station 30 minutes before departure time.
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