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Merida Mayor Renán Barrera inaugurates a newly paved Calle 47 to the Leandro Valle neighborhood. Photo: Facebook
Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will travel through 4 kilometers / 2.5 miles of tunnel before...
Despite promises of a central park at La Plancha, no progress can be found at the barren land behind the old train station.
Activist promotes a Gran Parque at La Plancha, saying it would serve more people than the Mayan Train.
Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through...
The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro...
100-million-peso attraction will rise at northern tip of La Plancha.
Groups of neighbors and members of several civil groups with picks, shovels, rakes, hoes and machetes on Saturday attacked the weeds and garbage at La Plancha.
While the land set aside for a park remains barren, the old train station is expanding space for the arts school that it houses.
Federal money earmarked for trees, irrigation, lighting and sidewalks is in danger of being withdrawn, said the president of the Gran Parque La Plancha civic association.
Thousands of steel and wooden railway ties are still buried where trees should be planted, neighbors complain.
562 trees and 1,500 shrubs are waiting in the wings to reforest the old railroad yard destined to be the city's next large-scale park.
A look at tourism from the standpoint of culture, art and aesthetics will guide a colloquium organized by the Higher School of Arts of Yucatán at La Plancha.
Several years after being ditched behind the historic railroad station, it took about a month to finally haul away 52 boxcars and 15 locomotives.
Just over half of the 68 stranded freight cars and locomotives that littered La Plancha are still there, and progress has already stalled.
The local Chamber of Commerce and Services of Mérida sees more than trees blooming at La Plancha.
Last week was the end of the line for La Plancha's life as a maneuvering yard for trains.
After years of campaigning and planning by neighbors, volunteers and academics, workers finally are clearing acres of flat, underused space in the Centro.
Three years ago, neighbors mobilized and planted 100 trees on the perimeter of La Plancha. All that work has paid off.
After years of debates, negotiation and planning, actual work begins today to convert the rail yards known as "La Plancha" into Gran Parque La Plancha.
It could be beginning to look a lot like Christmas at La Plancha before the end of the year.
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