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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.

Indigenous communities face down Mayan Train promoters

The Mayan Train promoter team visited the indigenous communities of Campeche last week to present the project. Photo: Courtesy

Mayan Train is long on ambitions, short on investors

The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve would be busier if a Mayan Train took tourists there. Photo: Getty Even more...

Mayan Train official appears to step back from La Plancha takeover

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro...

New Merida airport, linking to Maya Train, is proposed

A new international airport, in a location that would link it to the Mayan Train, was floated by Fonatur.

Mayan Train revision goes ahead, cutting Valladolid-Cancun link

5.5 billion pesos are saved by cutting the 55-kilometer route between Valladolid and Cancun. Map: Adapted from Fonatur

Investment analyst doubts Mayan Train will ever be finished

The president's Mayan Train project isn't likely ever to be finished, a bank analyst said.

Mayan Train route may be shortened, saving 5 billion pesos

Rogelio Jiménez Pons is director of Fonatur, which directs tourism investment in Yucatan. Photo: Courtesy A revision to...

Mayan Train preliminary costs leap 710% to nearly a billion pesos

Rogelio Jiménez Pons, Director General of Fonatur, joins the Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum to sign a collaboration agreement in relation...

Mayan Train’s fast track raises concerns

Less ambitious train projects elsewhere have taken longer than Lopez Obrador will be in office.

U.S. willing to invest in Mayan Train, says Lopez Obrador

Funds would be part of a larger aid package for southern Mexico.

2020 Tianguis Turistico will preview Mayan Train stops

The fact that Merida was chosen as the 2020 site for the national tourist fair is evidence that Yucatan is a priority for the federal government.

Mayan Train could cost up to 10 times more than estimated:...

The price tag for the Mayan Train may be 10 times more than previously estimated, according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness.

Cancun, and a rebound in Puerto Rico, lead airport growth in...

Mayan Train terminal will be built at Cancun airport.

Mayan Train in Yucatan remains largely undefined

Although construction work has begun elsewhere, the Mayan Train in Yucatan remains largely undefined.

Mexican Grand Prix funding diverted to Mayan Train project

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters that there would be no more federal funding for the Mexican Grand Prix beyond October.

Mayan Train gets funding that would have gone to ProMexico

The federal government will pay its share of the Mayan Train with money saved by shutting 46 ProMexico offices around the world.

State asks for more Mayan Train stations

The Mayan Train could have electric technology powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Photo: Getty The original Mayan...

Mayan Train attracts the interest of major foreign investors

The director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), Rogelio Jiménez Pons. Photo: Faceboook

Mayan Train project ignites anger among Zapatistas

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation warned that it will oppose the Maya Train and creation of a national guard.

Bidders on Mayan Train project face complicated questions

Bids on the project will have to propose the location of the stations, propose ways to run the line though populated areas, evaluate archaeological and environmental impact and propose logistics for the entire thing.

Mayan Train to improve property values, says industry analyst

Graphic: Courtesy Tren Maya The Mayan Train will increase the surplus value of land, houses and apartments in...

After indigenous ceremonies, Mayan Train work begins Monday

The president of Mexico says the Mayan Train project has all the necessary environmental impact studies. Photo: Facebook

Opinion: There’s nothing Mayan about the Mayan train

As “democratic” as the Mayan Train referendum may seem, it has no validity under current law, and the speed at which this initiative is moving forward is "concerning."