In a few weeks, much of the railway traffic chugging through Mérida will start heading out of town, to the new Center of Rail Operations in Umán.
Work begins in January on a 20-acre chunk of a future “Central Park.”
A popup bike rental station started operating today at La Plancha, a project to benefit efforts to construct a park there.
Here is a letter you, as an expat, can sign to support a Central Park-style green space in the Centro.
Several questions have arisen about the proposed park in La Plancha following the press conference held on June 29 by nonprofit Gran Parque La Plancha, A.C. Jack Robinson, the non-profit’s only expat board member, agreed to address them.
The Gran Parque la Plancha group fears the state has already sold off part of the 60-acre parcel that various groups and neighbors have envisioned as a new green space.
Gran Parque La Plancha’s green concepts have been committed to paper, in the form of a master plan which has been released to the pubic.
After several years of litigation, the state government has finally won the rights to railway yards controlled by the Chiapas Mayab train company.
When the state re-routed rail lines out of the Centro and over to Umán, proponents of a Central Park at La Plancha had reason to cheer.
About 150 English-speaking passengers presented their tickets at the old railroad station on Saturday. They didn’t board a train, but rather took an imaginary trip to Gran Parque La Plancha.