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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.

Mayan Train will be diesel, not electric, government says

With an eye to cutting the budget, the Mayan Train will be powered by diesel rather than electricity, federal officials announced. No mention was made...

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

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is in Merida today, part of a road trip that takes place as Mexico gradually begins to ease coronavirus...

AMLO to visit Merida, other cities, despite coronavirus contingencies

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is planning a tour of southeast Mexico next week despite the continuing coronavirus spread. Flying commercially, AMLO will visit...

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

Mexico will likely directly grant the contract for the fourth phase of its Mayan Train project to the country's largest construction company without a...

Mexican rights commission calls for halt to Mayan Train

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has demanded the government halt construction of the Mayan Train railroad, saying non-essential work on the ambitious tourism project...

Is the Mayan Train ‘essential’ during a pandemic?

Around 200 organizations and 60 activists demanded President Andras Manuel Lopez Obrador suspend work on the Mayan Train. But while "non-essential" activities are banned for...

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

Plans for gleaming railway stations plaster the walls of the “map room” at Mexico’s National Fund for Tourism Development (Fonatur) — grand central for...

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

Merida, Yucatan — Mayor Renán Barrera Concha said that the Merida City Council will join local civic groups to oppose a 4-kilometer underground train...

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 reaching La Plancha, said Fonatur's director, Rogelio...

Mayan Train construction set to begin at the end of April

Work on Mexico’s Mayan Train line is expected to begin at the end of April, according to the president of the National Fund for...

After small turnout for referendum, AMLO declares huge public support for...

Citizens in five Mexican states impacted by the planned Mayan Train have given the megaproject the go-ahead. Although the influx of voters was small, a...

Indigenous communities ‘unanimously’ in favor of Mayan Train, officials claim

The first half of a weekend referendum ended "by consensus and without opinion against" the Mayan Train, the presidency reported. After a dialogue with the...

Mayan Train hangs in the balance as voting begins

An Associated Press report casts doubt on this weekend's Mayan Train referendum, which will decide the fate of the massive project. Residents of 84 municipalities...

Manzanero endorses Mayan Train as new referendum approaches

Without ambiguities, trova legend Armando Manzanero said that "the biggest mistake would be for our people to prevent the Mayan Train to take place." The...

Senate rejects tourist tax meant to help fund Mayan Train

Mexico’s Senate has voted down a colossal tax hike, previously approved by the House of Congress, to fund the Mayan Train. The proposal would have...

AMLO to skip Merida on his next trip to Yucatan

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will arrive in Yucatan again next weekend on a three-day work tour to deal exclusively with indigenous issues. This time,...

UN supports Mayan Train, but calls for ‘comprehensive plan’

The United Nations expressed its support Monday for the Mayan Train, one of Mexico's pet infrastructure projects.

Mayan Train line expands with 3 new station stops

It's time to re-draw the Mayan Train rail map. Again. The giant rail system will stop in Quintana Roo's capital city of Chetumal, said FONATUR's...

Mexico wants to run a tourist train through its Mayan heartland...

Big projects like the Mayan Train take time and planning, says Gabriel Diaz Montemayor

Mayan Train moves ahead as project engineers are selected

The National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur) awarded Senermex the job of carrying out the Mayan Train project's basic engineering studies. The consortium previously won the...

Conservation group makes case for green space at La Plancha

Activist promotes a Gran Parque at La Plancha, saying it would serve more people than the Mayan Train.

Proposed: Turn Calle 47 into a pedestrian-only zone

Another proposal to turn a busy Centro street into a pedestrian path has been floated, this one linking to a possible Mayan Train station.

Indigenous communities face down Mayan Train promoters

The Mayan Train benefits only the investors, not indigenous communities, opposition leaders told a team sent by the federal government to promote the project. Anti-train...