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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.

I hope I’m wrong about the Maya Train

There is no denying the idea of the Maya Train is alluring, but will it every truly be a reality?

AMLO flies over Tren Maya sites after yet another COVID battle

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, temporarily delayed by third COVID diagnosis, returned to Yucatán to survey the Tren Maya's progress from the air. Before...

New toll hike on Mérida-Cancún highway breaks 600-peso mark

As of yesterday, the cost of driving the Mérida-Cancún highway broke the 600-peso mark, to 608 to be precise.

Route for Mérida’s new tram network and Mayan Train revealed

Yucatán is planning to add up to 30 electric buses, constructed in the style of a European tram, to Mérida’s public transportation system. The exact...

INAH claims new WaPo reporting on the Mayan Train is full...

The federal agency in charge of protecting Mexico’s cultural heritage strongly denied reports that it was allowing the Mayan Train project to destroy underground archaeological sites.

Outrage over new threats to recently discovered Mayan ruins in the...

The construction of the Mayan Train in Yucatán has brought a ballooning budget, environmental damage, and a series of incredible archaeological discoveries. But a growing...

New Mayan Train route to run directly over cenotes

Environmentalists are expressing concern over plans to run tracks for the Mayan Train above caves and cenotes in Quintana Roo. 

‘New Uxmal’ reserve will include a luxury hotel and camping areas

Mexico has announced the creation of a natural reserve covering an area of 6,500 acres near the archaeological site of Uxmal.  Aside from conservation, the...

Piste residents angry as new Mayan train station is moved out...

The plans, announced just days ago, Tren Maya passengers disembarking on the outskirts of Pisté on their way to Chichén Itzá. Previously, the train stop was to be in town.

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.