Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Over the weekend, the Government of Mexico issued the Environmental Impact Statements (MIA) for Sections 6 and 7 of the Maya Train. Those particular 505 kilometer sections will run through southern Quintana Roo and the neighboring state of Campeche.
Both MIAs were published in the Ecological Gazette of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). The MIA details that section 6 will run through Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco.
The section of Maya Train that runs through Tulum will connect with the upcoming Tulum International Airport, another ongoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador project.
Section 7 will depart from the Nicolás Bravo station located in the southern municipality of Othón P. Blanco into the state of Campeche to the Escárcega train station. Authorities in charge of the train did not say how long the MIA approvals could take before construction begins on those sections.