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Governor says Cancun-Riviera Maya passenger train real possibility

Cancun, Q.R. — The possibility of a passenger train running from Cancun to Riviera Maya is real, says state governor.

During the 2018 Real Estate Forum, Carlos Joaquín González said the project of a Cancun-Riviera Maya train route should be developed. To be viable, the train should be extended to reach Chetumal, he said.

“The issue of the train is a real possibility, a real option, and there are companies interested in participating in the project. We are working on the planning, in the possibility that this is the case,” he explained.

He noted that although the project is a real possibility, it does not mean it will be developed since a project of that magnitude requires a private investment of about $3 billion USD. He did say, though, that the project is being deeply analyzed by the Agency of Projects in Quintana Roo.

“I believe that before the end of the current six-year term, this proposal can be finalized and continue to be refined,” he added.

Joaquín González said that he was very pleased with the forum, saying that it helps to lay foundations for better tourism development throughout the state.

Talks of installing a public train route from Cancun to Riviera Maya are not new. Last year, proposals were on the table to connect the north with the south to improve transportation and alleviate traffic congestion between the major tourist towns.