Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Javier Mays says section 4 of the Maya Train from Izamal to Cancun already has 200 kilometers of finished track. The head of the National Fund of Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) also reported that they have 100 percent of the rail needed to complete that section of the project.
May says that the company in charge of section 4 also has 90 percent of the sleepers and 80 percent of the ballast. The 200 kilometers of finished track, he reported, is electrified double track, leaving only 39 kilometer left to compete. He added that a train workshop is being built at the Cancun Airport, while a maintenance base for the track is being built at Valladolid.
During his latest comprehensive report of section 4, he said that section will run along 239 kilometers of electrified double track through nine municipalities and 17 towns between the states of Yucatán and Quintana Roo.
The improvement of the archaeological zones of Chichén Itzá and Ek Balam are also part of the project which includes the construction of Visitor Centres and Maya Train Hotels.
“In section 4, the passengers of the Maya Train will be able to enjoy true natural paradises and areas of great archaeological wealth such as Chichén Itzá, Holbox, Isla Mujeres, the beaches of Cancun, the Sotuta caves, the Lagartos River and Las Coloradas, to name just a few places,” he explained.
This section of train, which is scheduled to be part of a test run in July, will include three stations at Chichén Itzá, Valladolid and Cancún Airport, as well as two stops, which will be Nuevo Xcan and Leona Vicario.