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Southside Tucson residents would be particularly affected. The current rail line to Nogales now runs straight south starting from just east of downtown. Now there are a moderate amount of trains daily, but a Guaymas superport would bring a sharp increase.
There is talk of routing the rail line east toward Houghton Rd. to avoid most existing urban areas, but this would require a major federal payoff to the railroad, which will not move willingly.
Yet another aspect of living near the border, being caught in the path of the NAFTA/WTO express.
If freight trains are routed farther east, passenger service on the current Nogales line could start. This seems supportable and would connect rail travel from Tucson to Mexico and further south.