To the southeast of the country, the Mayan Train advances at a steady pace. Section 3 of the Mayan Train with 100 percent track completed, reported at a press conference.
Óscar David Lozano Águila, head of the project, enthusiastically announced that the section that extends from Calkiní, Campeche to Izamal, Yucatán, has successfully completed its road infrastructure of 159 kilometers. This includes 99 kilometers of single track and 60 kilometers of double electrified track.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his weekly update, highlighted the promising inclusion of a multimodal terminal and a storage and distribution station for Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in the route. This strategic addition will allow for efficient transportation of fuel via train.
The progress of the stations, which cover 15 municipalities between Campeche and Yucatán, is also encouraging. The figures indicate that the Tixkokob, Calkiní, Maxcanú, Umán, Teya and Izamal stations show progress of 86%, 80%, 88%, 65%, 84% and 60% respectively.
The Teya station, apart from being a crucial point on the trip, is in an advanced construction process, with more than 70% of its maintenance base and depot already built.
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Meanwhile, the viaducts and complementary drainage works have made notable progress, in turn creating 11,000 employment opportunities.
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Manuel Muñozcano Castro, leader of Azvindi, ratified the construction company’s commitment to maintaining the pace and quality of the work.
In addition, he highlighted the progress of the catenary, essential to supply energy to the train, which already has all its foundations, pole assemblies and pipelines, with wiring in process.
Diego Prieto Hernández, in charge of INAH, stressed the importance of cultural preservation in the region. Through the Archaeological Zones Improvement Program, the institute safeguards essential archaeological sites, such as the Puuc and Dzibilchaltún Route.
As infrastructure advances, cultural heritage is also enriched. With projects such as the Puuc Archaeological Museum in Kabah and the renovation of the Dzibilchaltún Site Museum, the region is consolidated as a tourist and cultural epicenter.
Blas Andrés Núñez Jordán, central operations coordinator of the Mayan Train, added that the New Uxmal Park, with a progress of 50.22%, will soon see the incorporation of a Mayan Train Hotel. In addition, he highlighted the investment in the protection of the local environment.
The rise of security and well-being in Yucatán is evidenced by the almost complete development of La Plancha park, which will open its doors on November 19.
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Finally, Maite Ramos Gómez, representative of Alstom México, highlighted the successful second rolling of the Mayan Train, in which more than 600 kilometers were traveled. With cutting-edge services such as air conditioning, internet access and food services, the passenger experience promises to be unforgettable.
This monumental project not only drives the region’s economic development, but also encourages cultural preservation and environmental sustainability, affirming Mexico’s commitment to its rich heritage and bright future.
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