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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.

United Nations objects to Mayan Train station at La Plancha

A Mayan Train station at La Plancha would contaminate underground water systems with oils, fuels, sanitary wastewater...

Mexico voids Mayan Train bid for 75 miles of tracks between...

Rogelio Jiménez Pons is in charge of the Mayan Train project and director of the National Fund for Tourism Development (FONATUR)....

Light-rail loop in Cancun will link with Mayan Train

Federal and Quintana Roo governments have collaborated on a plan to build an above-ground light-rail project in...

Indigenous people complain that ‘Mayan Train’ steals both their land and...

The only Maya trait the "Mayan Train" project will have is the cheap labor and services that inhabitants will offer tourists in...

Mexico scraps plans for Mayan Train tunnel at La Plancha

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) has withdrawn...

Mayan Train will be diesel, not electric, government says

FONATUR Director Rogelio Jiménez Pons is the Mayan Train's point man. AP Photo With an eye to cutting...

AMLO wakes up in Merida, starts early-morning meeting with armed forces,...

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves a starting flag Monday during a ceremony in Lazaro Cardenas, Quintana Roo. Lopez Obrador kicked...

AMLO to visit Merida, other cities, despite coronavirus contingencies

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador waves to supporters at an IMSS hospital that will be converted to receive COVID-19 patients in...

Mayan Train contract is a slam dunk for firm that already...

Photo: Sipse Mexico will likely directly grant the contract for the fourth phase of its Mayan Train project...

Mexican rights commission calls for halt to Mayan Train

Section 4 of the Mayan Train links Izamal and Cancun. Photo illustration: Courtesy Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission...

Is the Mayan Train ‘essential’ during a pandemic?

The president of Mexico is determined to go ahead with the Tren Maya project, despite the coronavirus contingencies. Photo: Agencies

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...