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Mexican Air Force and National Guard to provide Maya Train security

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Security along the 1,500 kilometer Maya Train route will be left in the hands of the National Guard and Mexican Air Force. On Monday, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, head of Sedena, said the entire route will have approximately 5,000 elements for security.

During AMLO’s Monday morning press conference, Sandoval said that security will also consist of personnel boarded on the cars.

The Mexican Air Force and the National Guard will be in charge of all the security of the Maya Train , the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Crescencio Sandoval González, reported on Monday.

“Regarding the security of the Maya Train, it will be covered by National Guard personnel and supported by personnel from the Mexican Air Force. The security of the train will be in the 1,554 kilometers of railways, stations, terminals, archaeological zones, workshops and garages,” he detailed.

According to the report presented at the morning conference at the National Palace, about 5,000 members of the National Guard and the Mexican Air Force will provide surveillance and security to users of the Maya Train as well as in the archaeological zones along the more than 1,550 kilometers of route.

“For this, railway security battalions are going to be created, although there is already one battalion, there will be another one to provide security in the archaeological zones,” he added.

Facilities for the National Guard and Mexican Air Force are currently being built along the entire route of the Maya Train.

“The Mexican Air Force will participate with helicopters on the entire route to increase the security of the entire Maya Train route. These helicopters will be in air bases, some are built, others are in the process, which will be in Palenque, Chetumal, Tulum and Mérida,” he explained.

According to the federal government plan, the Maya Train will be inaugurated in December of this year, with its first Merida to Cancun test run in July.