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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 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...

Mayan Train is long on ambitions, short on investors

Even more difficult than building new tracks in the jungle is finding enough investors to finance the Mayan Train. Fonatur opened bidding for engineering work...

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 the Centro and into the historic train...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro and make La Plancha a station stop, the federal government said. It would be Merida's second...

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

The federal government has decided to go ahead with a proposed revision to the Mayan Train route, removing a direct path between Valladolid and...

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

A revision to the Mayan Train route could chop 5 billion pesos in costs. The cuts would take away a direct link between Cancun and...

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

The president's rail project on Yucatan Peninsula is already a runaway train. The cost of the pre-investment studies and master plan, necessary to build the...

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 original Mayan Train route didn't go anywhere near Merida. Merida's power brokers convinced the federal government to fix that. Now, will state officials succeed...

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.