Section 1 of the Mayan Train will connect with the Interoceanic Corridor and Strengthen Regional Trade.
Section 1 of the Mayan Train, which extends from Palenque, Chiapas to Escárcega, Campeche, is intended to join synergistically with the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, thus maximizing commercial opportunities.
This was announced by Óscar David Lozano Águila, highest representative of the Tren Maya S.A. entity. of C.V.
Lozano Águila announced that the design includes a goods exchange station in Palenque, whose construction is planned to start the next annual cycle.
Mayan Train will Connect with the Interoceanic Corridor
The future operations center in Escárcega, in Campeche, will be adapted to transport multiple products, from fuel and construction materials, to food and vehicles, making use of the railway network.
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During the press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Lozano Águila revealed that, of the 226 kilometers that make up this initial section of the Mayan Train, 185 have already been completed, which represents a progress of 81.85%.
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The construction of the stations is advancing at different rates, with the most recent advances detailed as follows:
- Escárcega Station: 92% completed
- El Triunfo Station: 56% completed
- Palenque Boulevard: 98% complete
In reference to the elevation works, Lozano Águila highlighted the completion of the Candelaria viaduct and the progress on those of Palenque, Tenosique and Escárcega.
So far, as part of complementary initiatives, 11 of the 12 planned viaducts have been completed; 386 of 387 drainage systems and 174 of 204 passageways for pedestrians, vehicles and animals.
João Pedro Parreira, senior executive of Mota-Engil Latin America, highlighted the beginning of work on the Boca del Cerro Bridge, highlighted as the most relevant infrastructure in this segment.
This bridge will cross the Usumacinta River with a length of more than 210 meters, using 2,046 tons of steel and more than 9,000 tons of concrete. Parreira emphasized respect for the design and tradition of the neighboring bridge that connects the area.
Finally, Maite Ramos Gómez, leader of Alstom México, reported on the ongoing tests of the second set of standard trains of the Maya Train at the Ciudad Sahagún plant, Hidalgo.
In addition, he indicated that there are ten convoys in different stages of construction, ranging from initial assembly to final details such as painting and upholstery.
This initiative is presented as a clear example of the Mexican government’s commitment to regional development, seeking a balance between modernity, tradition and sustainability.
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