As previously announced, AMLO launches the Mayan Train in a first review tour that will culminate in Cancun.
Beginning its journey at the San Francisco station in Campeche, the journey continued to the Hecelchakán station, at a distance of 53 kilometers, to finally head to Mérida, located 156 kilometers further on.
At the location, particularly near the Pablo García I. Montilla Peripheral, the congregation of followers of the Mexican leader stood out. Dozens of people showed up to witness the first test ride of this monumental train.
The Mexican government released the first images showing the Mayan Train on its journey, as well as citizens waving their hands in greeting as the convoy passed.
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Román Meyer Falcón, secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), distributed photos and videos of the train in motion.
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In his message on a well-known social network, he stressed that it is the “most important developing infrastructure project in the emerging world from the Yucatan peninsula.”
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Criticism did not wait on social networks, comparing the speed of other trains around the world against the speed reached by the Mayan Train, however, it must be understood that these are only the first tests and not the actual speed of its regular operation.
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Starting its journey at 12:20 p.m., the train of four white and green cars welcomed López Obrador and the businessmen collaborating in the project to go to Mérida.
According to the agenda, an evaluation meeting was planned at the Hecelchakán station before reaching the Teya station in Mérida.
Javier May, director of Fonatur, also shared images of the departure of the train, where the president was traveling.
Extending for 1,554 kilometers, the Mayan Train aims to weave an intricate network of routes through the Yucatan peninsula, linking coastal tourist destinations with relevant archaeological sites.
Some of its tracks run parallel to existing highways, while others cut their way through jungle areas, including a segment that spans 110 kilometers between Cancun and Tulum.
With a presidential commitment to complete the project in December, the Mayan Train promises to link the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo through seven key segments, ranging from Palenque to Escárcega, and from there to multiple destinations including Cancun and Tulum.
The president’s inspection visit has intensified public and private expectations regarding this project, which promises to be a reference point for transportation and development in the country.
Now, the international and national community await with interest the next steps of this project that seeks to transform transportation and the economy in this region of Mexico.
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