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The Mayan Train will link five states on the Yucatan Peninsula and southeast Mexico: Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Campeche, Chiapas and Yucatan.

Bids coming in to build Merida’s section of the Mayan Train

Contractors have officially been invited to bid for the job of building the Mayan Train line between Campeche and Izamal, including a 15-kilometer branch line that reaches Merida.

Mayan Train and other projects threatened by lagging economy

A citizen in Campeche marks her ballot during a referendum on building a Mayan Train last December. Photo: Getty

City joins fight against Mayan Train tunnel, backs park at La...

Merida Mayor Renán Barrera inaugurates a newly paved Calle 47 to the Leandro Valle neighborhood. Photo: Facebook

Mayan Train will travel underground in Merida en route to La...

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will travel through 4 kilometers / 2.5 miles of tunnel before...

Mayan Train construction set to begin at the end of April

Work on Mexico’s Mayan Train line is expected to begin at the end of April, according to...

After small turnout for referendum, AMLO declares huge public support for...

Photo: Twitter / trenmaya Citizens in five Mexican states impacted by the planned Mayan Train have given the...

Indigenous communities ‘unanimously’ in favor of Mayan Train, officials claim

A representative from the Mexican government’s department of indigenous people stands while a ceremony is performed to open the consultation in...

Mayan Train hangs in the balance as voting begins

An Associated Press report casts doubt on this weekend's Mayan Train referendum, which will decide the fate...

Manzanero endorses Mayan Train as new referendum approaches

Armando Manzanero speaks in Mexico City during the Trayectoria SACM 2017 Awards in May. Photo: Luis Ortiz/Clasos/LatinContent via Getty

Senate rejects tourist tax meant to help fund Mayan Train

An analyst from Barclays cast doubt on Mexico's ability to complete the Mayan Train project. Photo: Facebook Mexico’s...

AMLO to skip Merida on his next trip to Yucatan

The president of Mexico visited a hospital in Izamal, Yucatan, in September 2019. Photo: Courtesy President Andrés Manuel...

UN supports Mayan Train, but calls for ‘comprehensive plan’

The United Nations expressed its support Monday for the Mayan Train, one of Mexico's pet infrastructure projects.

Mayan Train line expands with 3 new station stops

Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, announced an expansion of the Mayan Train project. Photo: AP It's time...

Mexico wants to run a tourist train through its Mayan heartland...

Big projects like the Mayan Train take time and planning, says Gabriel Diaz Montemayor

Mayan Train moves ahead as project engineers are selected

Photo: Facebook The National Tourism Development Fund (Fonatur) awarded Senermex the job of carrying out the Mayan Train...

Conservation group makes case for green space at La Plancha

Activist promotes a Gran Parque at La Plancha, saying it would serve more people than the Mayan Train.

Proposed: Turn Calle 47 into a pedestrian-only zone

Another proposal to turn a busy Centro street into a pedestrian path has been floated, this one linking to a possible Mayan Train station.

Indigenous communities face down Mayan Train promoters

The Mayan Train promoter team visited the indigenous communities of Campeche last week to present the project. Photo: Courtesy

Mayan Train is long on ambitions, short on investors

The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve would be busier if a Mayan Train took tourists there. Photo: Getty Even more...

Mayan Train official appears to step back from La Plancha takeover

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro...

New Merida airport, linking to Maya Train, is proposed

A new international airport, in a location that would link it to the Mayan Train, was floated by Fonatur.

Mayan Train revision goes ahead, cutting Valladolid-Cancun link

5.5 billion pesos are saved by cutting the 55-kilometer route between Valladolid and Cancun. Map: Adapted from Fonatur

Investment analyst doubts Mayan Train will ever be finished

The president's Mayan Train project isn't likely ever to be finished, a bank analyst said.