Mexico is planning to rebuild a train station at a site that has been contaminated by the country’s largest earthquake in nearly a century, with construction starting this week on a three-story building to house construction workers and visitors.
The $7.5 million project to create a new transit hub, known as the Mexico-United States Corridor, was announced Friday by Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior, which said the facility will accommodate around 500 people.
It is expected to be completed by 2019.
The quake that struck Mexico City on Feb. 12 killed at least 39 people, including six people who died in the Mexican capital.
Construction of the Mexico City-Mexico City metro system is expected in 2021.
Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, with more than 200 million people, has been hit hard by earthquakes in recent years.
Mexico has had several major earthquakes in the past, including in 2015, which killed an estimated 1,500 people.