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Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries presents Maya Train proposal

Cancún, Q.R. — A Japanese company interested in the Maya Train project has made a presentation to authorities in Cancun.

Their main theme was mobilization capacity, energy savings and time travel, factors presented after their construction of the Metro Collective System of Mexico City. The company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has proposed their AGT (Automated Guideway Transit) technology.

This technology, they explain, does not interfere with existing buildings or urban landscape, which minimizes the acquisition of land. They say its operation is fully automated and secure and has a light shaft load with a compact structure with the ability to transport 1,068 passengers at time in its eight compartments.

Director of the Tren Maya Project, Carlos Orozco Ocampo, says that a mulit-model public transport is a priority for Cancún.

“Urban mobility increasingly demands greater attention from governments. Cities require means of transport that efficiently cover the demands of the population, improve their quality of life and solve their transfer problems,” he said.

Cancun mayor Mara Lezama indicated that Japan’s experience in the development of the integrated transportation system, the connectivity of the varied transit system, the development of targeted traffic, the advantages of the AGT system and its adaptability to the transportation system in Mexico could adapt to the needs of a city like Cancun.

The Japanese company, which was responsible for building the transport system in cities such as Tokyo and CDMX, also presented a transport model that could be used in the Tren Maya project, noting that the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) would be in charge of the financing of both projects.