Maya Train News — The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) says section 4 is ready for dynamic testing. Fonatur General Director, Javier May, provided the Mayan Train progress update Monday morning.
He reported that section 4 measures 239 kilometers of double track, which in reality, is 478 kilometers built. In total, section 4 registers 368 linear kilometers of finished track, he said.
Concluded and in operation are three road distributors, as well as 117 underpasses and wildlife crossings. Along that section are 37 vehicular crossings and bridges, of which only three are missing.
Section 4, which runs from Izamal to Cancun, is ready so that in due course, the dynamic tests of the first train can begin, May said.
The 239 kilometers of electrified double track passes through nine municipalities of Yucatán and Quintana Roo and includes three emblematic and internationally attractive stations. Those stations include Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Cancún Airport.
In the Cancun workshop, the static tests, which related to the electrical system and the connectivity between the four cars in terms of data, network and signs, are advancing according to the program, he explained during the press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“The Mayan Train will be inaugurated in December 2023 and will open up to everyone the possibility of discovering the southeast of Mexico in all its splendor,” he said.