Riviera Maya, Q.R. — With ongoing projects and more than 110,000 jobs generated in the southeast, the Maya Train continues to advance. According to Fonatur, the first four sections of the train have undergone major advancements.
The federal agency reports the assembly of rails and sleepers, in section 1, the construction of wildlife crossings in section 2, the laying of foundations of the upper train viaduct for section 3 and vehicle underpass work in section 4.
In a statement, Fonatur reports important advancements in the assembly of rails and sleepers in El Triunfo, Balancán, Tabasco, in section 1, Palenque-Escárcega, which is carried out by means of 24-meter-long stairs that, once completed, will be integrated into the railway of the Maya Train.
In section 2, Escárcega-Calkiní, at the height of Uayamón, Campeche, the construction and placement of wildlife crossings continues to conserve and protect the ecosystem. Cross-drainage works with high-quality materials are also advancing in this section to prevent possible flooding on the road.
In section 3, Calkiní-Izamal, near Xtepén and Tebec, in Umán, Yucatán, the foundation of a 128-meter viaduct is progressing that will allow the train to pass through the upper part so as not to affect vehicle traffic on the Mérida-Campeche highway.
At the same time in section 4, which runs from Izamal to Cancún, at the Pisté junction in Yucatán, work continues on a vehicle underpass that will be necessary for the passage of the train in harmony with the circulation of vehicles.
Fonatur also reports the construction of a new building where offices, a police module, control system and service area will be located in the plaza of the toll booth Chichen Itza.
For section 5, the Playa del Carmen to Tulum section of Maya Train remains stalled due to an ongoing judicial suspension.