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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.

INAH to open 2 more archaeological sites to the public on...

Mexico has announced plans to open two new archaeological sites to the public in Quintana Roo. 

Work begins on the Mayan Train’s Tulum-to-Bacalar route

Work on Mayan Train’s eastern Quintana Roo route has officially kicked off.

AMLO and Vila to tour Mérida’s La Plancha

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal will tour Mérida’s La Plancha later today.

Construction begins in Progreso on a new dock for the Mayan...

State and federal authorities have confirmed that work on a new dock to bring freight to the Mayan Train has begun in Progreso. 

Chemax protestors barricade Mayan Train construction site

Residents in Chemax, Yucatán, have brought nearby construction of the Mayan Train to a halt by barricading surrounding roads.

Progreso and Umán added to Mayan Train route

The federal government approved an extension of the Mayan Train in Yucatán, said Interior Secretary Adán Augusto López Hernández. An additional 50 kilometers of track...

Experts on the ground share doubts about the Mayan Train

It is no secret that work on the Mayan Train is behind schedule. But how far behind construction it really is, or if the project can be finished by the end of López Obrador’s term, is unclear. 

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

Delays caused by construction are causing major headaches for divers on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway. Major construction kicked off over a year ago along the...

Mayan Train suspension upheld by Mérida court

The so-called Mayan Train is still in limbo after a judge upheld a ruling Friday that put construction on pause. Section 5, a critical stretch...

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

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pressured a US-owned gravel company into agreeing to operate a tourist resort and cruise ship dock at a...

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 organizers tied themselves to heavy machinery in Quintana Roo on Monday, the latest high-profile attempt to derail the Mayan Train. At issue was a...

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

Mexico's Interior Department issued a broad decree Monday requiring all federal agencies to give automatic approval for any public works project — including the...

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