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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.

Drivers infuriated by dangers where train work clashes with Mérida-Cancún highway

Serious accidents on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have become more common since the construction of Phase 4 of the Mayan Train...

Mayan Train suspension upheld by Mérida court

A map shows the path of a government-proposed train line that goes through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Source: Maps4News via AP

How AMLO strong-armed a US gravel company in the name of...

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered an economics speech in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. AMLO, as he is...

AMLO softens his stance with environmentalists blocking the Mayan Train

Amid a barrage of criticism of the Mayan Train from home and abroad, AMLO says he is ready to dialogue with environmentalists. 

New official video may signal Mayan Train is scaling back

After last weekend’s presidential referendum, the federal government says it is accelerating work on the Mayan Train.

AMLO: Environmental opposition to Mayan Train is all about politics

Amid growing criticism, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came out Monday to defend his environmental record.

Mayan Train protestors tie themselves to bulldozers, delaying new jungle path

Greenpeace protestors block progress at a Mayan Train work site Monday in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo: Greenpeace Greenpeace...

Mexican celebrities join indigenous groups against the Mayan Train

The actor and producer Gael García is now among several high-profile Mexicans expressing opposition to the Mayan Train. 

Could plans for the new La Plancha park spell the end...

Mérida's rail museum is across from La Plancha park but is often considered part of the same government-owned property. 

Mexico has no plan to undo environmental devastation from Mayan Train...

Mexico’s federal transparency agency requires that the Mayan Train project lay out a plan for how it will undo the environmental harm it has created. 

Rails for the Mayan Train are being laid near Chichén Itzá

Rails are now being laid near Chichén Itzá for the first tests of the Mayan Train.

600 acres expropriated in Quintana Roo for new Mayan Train route

Mexico has seized 198 lots of land in Quintana Roo along phase 5 of the Mayan Train's path.

The new Mayan Train director says the project is 7 months...

Javier May Rodríguez, the Mayan Train’s recently appointed director, says the rail project is seven months behind schedule.

New legal challenges to Mayan Train ignored by AMLO’s government

Construction of the Mayan Train’s rail network continues its momentum, despite at least 25 legal injunctions against the project — including two more this week.

2021, a hectic year, in review

It has been one doozy of a year. From the ever-evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic to the decline and bouncing back of the tourism industry, to wacky news stories that for some reason or another caught traction in 2021.

Mexico decrees automatic approval for Mayan Train project

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks next to local authorities during the laying of the first stone of the "Tren...

Mexico reverses on Mayan Train station, plans new La Plancha stop...

Mérida’s former train station at La Plancha has gone unused for decades and is now part of the grounds of the ESAY, Yucatán’s art college. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Mayan Train rail cars to cost over 36 billion pesos

In an official statement, the agency said that the design of the rail cars is a tribute to the visual aesthetics of the region. They hope it will offer users the first immersion into the cultural diversity of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.

New discovery of 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures along Mayan Train route

Temple at the archaeological site of El Tabasqueño, one of the dozens of archaeological sites on the Yucatán Peninsula. Photo: Carlos...

In Europe, Mexican Indigenous organizations denounce the Mayan Train

Indigenous groups from across Mexico, including Yucatán and Quintana Roo, sailed to Europe in what they describe as an invasion of conscience.

Setbacks old and new plague the Mayan Train’s progress

More than halfway through AMLO’s tenure, the president's largest infrastructure project, the Mayan Train, is only 10% complete.

Mayan Train track change: New hope for La Plancha park

Residents of neighborhoods surrounding La Plancha have been advocating for years that the area should be converted into a Park. Photo:...

If Mérida has a new airport, the old site should be...

"The new airport is a good idea," said mayor Renán Barrera, "as long as it is not a simple real estate deal."

Mérida will replace its airport with a new one, governor confirms

The Mérida International Airport in 2020 was in midst of a huge expansion and renovation. Photo: Sipse Mérida's...