Cancun, Q.R. — The director of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion says the Maya Train will begin operations in 2023 with 15 stations.
Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of the National Fund for Tourism Promotion explained that bidding for the contract of the Maya Train project has been published as of May 1. He says that this is the first step which will lead to environmental impact studies.
Jiménez Pons says that there are very sensitive areas such as the surroundings of Río Secreto that will make it necessary to analyze the types of structures that will be required, such as bridges to avoid passing through areas sensitive to vibration.
He added that other environmentally sensitive areas that will require analysis are the archaeological zones throughout the state through which the train will pass.
He says that by 2023, however, the first part of the Maya Train is expected to be in operation with 15 of the 50 planned stations.