Last updated on December 30, 2020
Cancún, QR. — The director of the Strategic Projects Agency of Quintana Roo (Agepro), Eduardo Ortiz Jasso, reported the addition of a new station in the town of El Tintal in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.
He says the new Maya Train station will allow a railway connection that will bring tourists closer to the island of Holbox in the northern area. The official explained that this new station is at a point that will allow it to be interconnected with the archaeological zone of Cobá (in the medium or long term) by a light rail or other branch of the Maya Train, making it a strategic location to distribute tourists.
The analyzes made by both Agepro and the National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur) showed that the location of this terminal meets the objective of generating economic development by mobilizing tourists from Cancun and also with the cargo component, since the the station will be located along the double Cancun-Izamal track section.
Ortiz Jasso explained that it will be a small station and not require the incorporation of a large urban-real estate development like other stations of the Maya Train project. This new announcement gives the state of Quintana Roo the most stations, with eight that are scheduled for construction in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, Chetumal and El Tintal.