Valladolid’s Tren Maya Station to Open in January 2024

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The Tren Maya is scheduled to begin operating out of Vallaolid as early as the first week of 2024, but the exact date is still up in the air. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

The Tren Maya station in Valladolid begins operations during the first week of January. The exact date was not confirmed.

Also expected to open in January is the Chichén Itzá station in Pisté, though that’s not official.

Tickets in the direction to Campeche and Cancún are now on sale at the station, which has opened ahead of time — according to official sources.

The Tren Maya Station in Valladolid is located roughly 10 minutes by car from the center of town, past the roundabout in the direction of Soytún. Map: Google Maps

The Tren Maya first began traveling on the Campeche – Mérida route nearly two weeks ago and its way through the station in Valladolid, but was not yet ready to load or unload passengers. 

Earlier: We Took the Tren Maya from Mérida to Cancún, and Here is What We Learned

The Tren Maya station in Valladolid as seen from aboard the train on Dec. 19, 2023. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

The lack of an exact date for the inaugural voyage of the Tren Maya from Valladolid likely has to do with the fact that the CampecheCancún route has been temporarily suspended.

This is because the trains used on this route are currently being used to test tracks on the Campeche – Palenque route which is expected to open as early as Feb. 2024. 

Test engines and wagons have been spotted traversing the tracks near Valladolid’s Tren Maya station, likely in preparation for its grand opening. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

It is not yet clear when the full passenger capacity of the Tren Maya will be achieved. As of last week, only roughly 20% of seats were being sold despite the high demand. 

No shuttles or buses to transport passengers back and forth from Valladolid to the Tren Maya Station have yet been announced.

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy, and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.
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