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The Mayan Train will link five states on the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast Mexico: Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas and Yucatan.

Mexico puts La Plancha park back on the table

The train shed between Parque La Plancha and the old train station, before renovations began. Photo: Courtesy The...

AMLO to visit Yucatán and kick off construction of three new...

Despite recent court rulings, AMLO insists that the Tren Maya will be completed. Photo: File President Andrés Manuel...

Court order halts deforestation and new Tren Maya construction

Construction workers help to guide traffic near Izamal as heavy machinery sits idly by due to a court order. Photo: Carlos...

Tren Maya will use solar power under new green-energy approach

Photo: Getty Aiming to use solar power for the so-called Mayan Train, Mexico is crafting a plan to...

Tren Maya project suddenly stopped in its tracks by judge

Several indigenous groups claim the Tren Maya project is an environmental disaster. Photo: File Yucatan's fourth district court...

Train project threatens to destroy neighborhood at La Plancha

Homes and businesses in La Plancha face an uncertain future. Photo: File Residents living across from Artículo 123...

Judge in Yucatán interrupts work on Maya Train

Rogelio Jiménez Pons is in charge of the Mayan Train project and director of the National Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR)....

Tren Maya leads to amazing discovery of over 8000 archaeological remains...

Thousands of ancient artifacts and structures belonging to the ancient Maya civilization have been uncovered along all...

AMLO hands Tren Maya to army, touts its economic benefits

President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador proposed the Tren Maya, or Mayan Train, as a candidate and has worked to see one...

United Nations objects to Mayan Train station at La Plancha

A Mayan Train station at La Plancha would contaminate underground water systems with oils, fuels, sanitary wastewater...

Mexico voids Mayan Train bid for 75 miles of tracks between...

Rogelio Jiménez Pons is in charge of the Mayan Train project and director of the National Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR)....

Light-rail loop in Cancun will link with Mayan Train

Federal and Quintana Roo governments have collaborated on a plan to build an above-ground light-rail project in...

Indigenous people complain that ‘Mayan Train’ steals both their land and...

The only Maya trait the "Mayan Train" project will have is the cheap labor and services that inhabitants will offer tourists in...

Mexico scraps plans for Mayan Train tunnel at La Plancha

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) has withdrawn...

Mayan Train will be diesel, not electric, government says

FONATUR Director Rogelio Jiménez Pons is the Mayan Train's point man. AP Photo With an eye to cutting...

AMLO wakes up in Merida, starts early-morning meeting with armed forces,...

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves a starting flag Monday during a ceremony in Lazaro Cardenas, Quintana Roo. Lopez Obrador kicked...

AMLO to visit Merida, other cities, despite coronavirus contingencies

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves to supporters at an IMSS hospital that will be converted to receive COVID-19 patients in...

Mayan Train contract is a slam dunk for firm that already...

Photo: Sipse Mexico will likely directly grant the contract for the fourth phase of its Mayan Train project...

Mexican rights commission calls for halt to Mayan Train

Section 4 of the Mayan Train links Izamal and Cancun. Photo illustration: Courtesy Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission...

Is the Mayan Train ‘essential’ during a pandemic?

The president of Mexico is determined to go ahead with the Tren Maya project, despite the coronavirus contingencies. Photo: Agencies

Bids coming in to build Merida’s section of the Mayan Train

Contractors have officially been invited to bid for the job of building the Mayan Train line between Campeche and Izamal, including a 15-kilometer branch line that reaches Merida.

Mayan Train and other projects threatened by lagging economy

A citizen in Campeche marks her ballot during a referendum on building a Mayan Train last December. Photo: Getty

City joins fight against Mayan Train tunnel, backs park at La...

Merida Mayor Renán Barrera inaugurates a newly paved Calle 47 to the Leandro Valle neighborhood. Photo: Facebook

Mayan Train will travel underground in Merida en route to La...

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will travel through 4 kilometers / 2.5 miles of tunnel before...