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Tren Maya track along section 2 completely finished

Campeche, Mexico — In a Maya Train progress report, authorities say all infrastructure along section 2 is nearing completion. In the report, the full length of the Tren Maya section 2 track is complete. Now, construction workers continue to finish stations and landscaping.

The General Director of the Maya Train company, Óscar David Lozano Águila, reported Monday that all 234 kilometers of track that runs through six municipalities, from Escárcega to Calkiní, in the state of Campeche, is finished.

He reported during the track contstruction, more than 27,000 jobs were created. Aside from the track, five viaducts and a majority of the pedestrian, vehicular and wildlife crossings are also finished.

Lozano Águila said the route will have five stations which are located in Carrillo Puerto-Champotón, Edzná, San Francisco Campeche, Tenabo and Hecelchakán, as well as a Maintenance Base in Edzná and an operations yard in Pomuch.

He reported that the construction of the station is 70 percent complete in Carillo Puerto/Champotón, 74 percent in Hecelchakán, 69 in San Francisco, Campeche, 65 in Edzná and 63 in Tenabo, while the workshop and garage is 59 percent complete and the maintenance base, 58 percent.

The Tren Maya station in Hecelchakán, Campeche, as seen here, is 74 percent finished. Photo: Courtesy Fonatur

He highlighted the completion of the five viaducts as well as 315 transversal drainage projects out of 325 and 190 pedestrian, vehicular and wildlife crossings out of 210.

Along that route are two archaeological sites and a Tren Maya Hotel. The hotel project is being constructed by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) in Edzná.

General Lozano Águila said they are on schedule for the December 2023 inauguration of the Maya Train.