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Mexican authorities provide update on the Maya train


by Donald Wood
Last updated: 10:40 a.m. ET, Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mexican authorities provided an update this week, saying the massive Maya Train construction project was still scheduled to be presented to the public in December.

According to the Riviera Maya News, Tren Maya general manager Oscar David Lozano Aguila said construction of the railway was progressing “as planned” and that the peninsula portion of the megaproject would be inaugurated “without setbacks.”

Lozano Aguila provided a brief update, saying that Section 5 north of Cancun to Playa del Carmen recorded physical progress of 43.2 percent, while progress on Section 6 from Tulum to Chetumal was reported at 44.1 percent.

As for Section 7, the route from Chetumal to Escarcega was 44.1 percent complete.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also revealed that progress was being made in the purchase and delivery of freight trains and passenger convoys for the Tren Maya.

β€œIn the case of the Maya Train, all the passenger trains, even the purchase of the freight trains, are about to go out to tender, but the passenger trains are all already under contract with Alstom, which manufactures all the trains in Ciudad Sahagun, in Hidalgo,” said President Lopez Obrador.

Earlier this year, Tulum Mayor Diego Castanon announced that the region’s archaeological zone had received significant investment from the Mexican government to improve and maintain infrastructure at the site.


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