Tulum and Chetumal to join the Mayan train in June


The announcement regarding the forthcoming inauguration of segments connecting Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Chetumal, and Escárcega for the Maya Train project represents a significant step forward in Mexico’s infrastructure development, particularly within the Yucatán Peninsula. Scheduled for June, this event aligns strategically with the conclusion of the electoral ban period to ensure compliance with national electoral regulations.

The Maya Train project is pivotal in enhancing connectivity across the Yucatán Peninsula, focusing not only on passenger transport but also on establishing a robust freight system. This comprehensive approach aims to facilitate the seamless flow of goods across regions, connecting the interoceanic corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec with the Maya Train network.

The completion of 1,554 kilometers of track by June signifies a major milestone in the project’s progress, promising enhanced regional development and connectivity. The integration of sections from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Chetumal, Xpujil, and Escárcega into existing infrastructure heralds a new era of transportation and economic opportunity for the region.

Specialized facilities for freight, including a multimodal freight exchange terminal in Palenque and an operations yard in Escárcega, further underscore the project’s comprehensive approach to transportation infrastructure. This initiative not only revolutionizes passenger travel but also positions the Maya Train as a pivotal element in Mexico’s logistical and economic landscape, drawing interest from companies eager to leverage this new conduit for the movement of raw materials and goods.

The forthcoming inauguration of Section 5 North, extending from Cancún to Playa del Carmen, on February 29, demonstrates the ongoing progress of the Maya Train project towards its goal of transforming transportation in the Yucatán Peninsula. This ambitious endeavor reflects a broader vision for Mexico’s future, promising enhanced connectivity, economic development, and sustainable growth across the region.

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