Cancun, Q.R. — The director of the National Fund for Tourism Development says the Maya Train will have a double track from the Cancun terminal in the direction of Mérida and Tulum.
Rogelio Jiménez Pons shared the update in a press conference noting that the double track will help accelerate circulation from the Cancun terminal. Jiménez Pons said that according to his mobility studies, the greatest flow of passengers will move in these two sections.
“They are stretches that, due to their frequency, are forecasting high demand. Consequently, it is to be expected that within three years the trains that leave Cancun can leave every 10 minutes.” He says between Tulum and Cancun they estimate the flow will be around 300,000 people per day. The original plan was to build a single track in those directions, however, a double track was among the new decisions made with the first tenders.
He added that the train will run along the current Cancun-Mérida highway concessioned to the ICA group, which means this concession will have to be renegotiated with the Ministry of Communications and Transportation in order to build the track and expand the highway from two lanes to four.