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López Obrador updates Maya Train inaugurations after weekend tour

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — After a weekend tour, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Maya Train inaugurations will be staggered between December 2023 and February 2024.

After his weekend progress tour of Quintana Roo sections of Maya Train, he announced varying sections will be inaugurated as they are completed.

“We concluded the weekend evaluation of the Maya Train. On November 19, La Plancha Park in Mérida opens. On December 1, the Tulum International Airport. On December 15, the Maya Train from Campeche to Cancún. On December 31, from Cancún to Palenque and on February 29, all of it,” he posted on social media.

All 1,554 kilometers including Cancun, Tulum, Bacalar, Chetumal, Calakmul, 34 stations, 29 restored archaeological zones and six hotels will be inaugurated at the end of February 2024, he reported Sunday after his Riviera Maya visit.

He reported that the Palenque section is delayed due to the Usumacinta River. “Everything will depend on the Usumacinta River. Where we are building a bridge there is a very large gap since the Usumacinta is the largest river in the country and that bridge is the one that is stalling progress, but the road is already laid, everything is ready so we hope to move forward.”

He reported section 7 of the Maya Train that covers Chetumal to Escárcega is around 55 percent complete, while the route from Tulum to Escárcega is about 60 percent finished.

Last month he detailed complications being experienced in various Tren Maya sections that are causing delays.

During his latest Quintana Roo tour, López Obrador also flew over the under-construction Tulum International Airport. He has confirmed that the airport is on schedule and set for inauguration December 1.

The Tulum Airport will be inaugurated December 1 as scheduled, AMLO reported. Photo: AMLO November 4, 2023.

The Felipe Carrillo Puerto Airport of Tulum will be inaugurated on December 1 and is advancing at a good pace to be completed in a timely manner so that it can begin operations with routes that will take off to San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Tijuana, Aguascalientes and Guadalajara, connecting this Caribbean paradise with spectacular corners of North America and Mexico, Governor Mara Lezama reported after accompanying the President on his tour.