Maya Train Project - Details on ZAWYA UAE Edition
added on: 29 April 2020

Maya Train Project

Also known as: Mayan Train Project, Tren Maya


National Company for Tourism Development planned to develop Maya Train Project, in Mexico. Consortium of Mota-Engil SGPS SA, China Communications Construction Co Ltd, Eyasa and Gavil Engineering Ltd and Grupo Cosh was the contractor for section 1. The project covered the construction of 1525 km railway with 15 stations. The first phase of the project would run from Palenque in Chiapas State to Cancun in Quintana Roo passing through Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatan states with a total length of 951 km. This stage would consist of five sections. The first section consisted of the Palenque to Escarcega section of the line, and included upgrading the existing Chiapas – Mayab line (226 km). The second section was from Escarcega to Calkini with 254 km railway. Section three was from Calkini to Izamal with a length of 140 km. Section four, which would run from Izamal to Tulum, would be 196 km long. Section five was a 135 km railway from Tulum to Cancun. The train would bring increased tourism, economic development and job opportunities and relieve pressure on crowded roads while offering a cheaper transportation option for commuters and businesses.
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