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Three remaining Maya Train cars arrive in Cancun

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — On Sunday as scheduled, the remaining three Maya Train cars arrived in Cancun. They were driven into the Cancun Maya Train workshop area upon their late afternoon arrival.

The remaining three cars were unwrapped and will be put into position for full assembly and eventual testing. The Cancun Mayan Train workshop currently houses four green and white Maya Train passenger cars.

Three remaining Maya Train cars arrive in Cancun
The first car to arrive sits in position part way under the Maya Train station of Cancun as seen here in the background. The other three cars will be positioned as well and readied for testing in coming weeks. Photo: Fonatur July 9, 2023.

The 230-passenger capacity cars are being stored on tracks behind the Cancun International Airport. On Sunday, the General Director of Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (Fonatur), Javier May, confirmed their arrival.

“On Sunday afternoon the other 3 wagons from Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo arrived at the Cancun workshop and garage. The first train is already complete for its coupling and start of tests.”

News crews were set up on the highway outside Cancun as the three remaining train cars arrived. Photo: Fonatur July 9, 2023.

Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama also acknowledged their arrival. “This afternoon we received the other three wagons at the Cancun workshop and garage. Preparations for its docking and the first running tests will begin shortly.”

On Saturday, the first Maya Train passenger car arrived in Cancun. Its arrival was timed with a visit by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador who was at the site with Governor Lezama.

All four Maya Train passenger cars have arrived in Cancun. Photo: Fonatur July 9, 2023.

“It is a stellar moment because the first train has arrived. It is a historical fact. Thanks to all the people who are participating, from workers, engineers, officials,” López Obrador said Saturday from Cancun.