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Government reports Tren Maya section 4 track complete

Mexico City, Mexico — Tren Maya section 4 that consists of 239 kilometers of track is completely finished. On Monday, the General Director of the Tren Maya Company shared the update during the Presidential morning press conference.

On Monday, Óscar David Lozano Águila, the Director General de la Empresa Tren Maya, said 239 kilometers of electrified double track that passes through nine municipalities in Yucatán and Quintana Roo is finished.

In operation are 33 of 35 projected vehicular crossings and bridges, three road interchanges and 90 of 92 underpasses and wildlife crossings.

The track of section 4, which runs from Izamal, Yucatan, to Cancun, Quintana Roo, is 100 percent laid, he confirmed Monday.

At the press conference, Lozano Águila led the presentation of the comprehensive report of section 4, recalling that this section begins at the Izamal station and ends at the Cancun Airport.

Along its route it passes through nine municipalities of Yucatán and Quintana Roo, and that the infrastructure is fundamentally made up of the five stations that include Chichén Itzá, Valladolid, Nuevo Xcán, Leona Vicario and the Cancun Airport station, which he reported has a general progress of more than 80 percent.

He highlighted that, overall, 33 vehicular crossings and bridges of the 35 planned are already in operation, three road interchanges, 90 underpasses and wildlife crossings of the 92 required, while the modernization of the Merida-Cancun highway has 170 of 194 kilometers in use.

Lozano Águila reported that 6,585 poles of the 9,000 required in the section have been placed as part of the electrification infrastructure for the traction of the trains.

During the morning press conference, the General Director of ICA companies, Guadalupe Phillips Margain, added that the road already has platforms, sleepers and rail placed on the embankment and sub-ballast, so they are only in process leveling work.

At the end of his progress report, Lozano Águila said there are 60 days left until the Maya Train is open to the local, national and foreign public.