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These Maya Train Stations Will Officially Open On January 1

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The Maya Train has faced serious setbacks following its partial launching on December 15.

With the operation of the brand-new Cancun to Campeche route suspended until early January, many users have been disappointed in the reliability of the new railway system.

ancient pyramid in the state of chiapas

Although the first section of the new Maya Train will only remain suspended for several days, officials recently revealed that eight new stations will officially open on January 1, further boosting interest in the groundbreaking infrastructure project.

The completion of the Maya Train is a huge feat for the Mexican Caribbean, enabling five states across the Yucatan peninsula to be connected via railway.

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With 2024 just around the corner, here’s the latest on the newest Maya Train stations that will officially begin operating.

More Maya Train Stations To Begin Welcoming Travelers In 2024

The Maya Train is the largest infrastructure project to date in the Mexican Caribbean, costing over $20 billion.

The massive undertaking faced significant struggles after officially launching just several days ago. 

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Fortunately, more travelers will soon be able to benefit from the Maya Train’s huge potential, with eight new train stations expected to begin operating on January 1. 

The addition of the new stops is part of the section of the railway project that connects the archeological ruins of Palenque in Chiapas with the ancient Mayan site of Edzná, in Campeche.

Travelers will thus be able to access a total of 22 stations along the Maya Train as officials continue efforts to complete the remaining sections of the railway project. 

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The new railway stations that will begin operating include:

  • Palenque
  • Boca del Cerro
  • Tenosique
  • El Triunfo
  • Candelaria
  • Escárcega
  • Carrillo Puerto
  • Edzná

Although the new stations pertain to smaller towns, they enable travelers to visit exciting destinations that have been cut off from mass tourism due to their remote location. From Chiapas’ underrated UNESCO World Heritage Site to Edzná’s wonderous pyramids, the Maya Train is already attracting a lot of interest from travelers. 

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The recent suspension of the initial section of the Maya Train that was launched on December 15 caused an uproar on social media, with users expressing disappointment in the fact that the costly railway system was already experiencing issues only a few days after its launch.

Officials have reassured locals and travelers that the suspension is strictly related to the imminent launching of the new Palenque route, although many have claimed that other unspecified reasons are to blame.

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Be that as it may, the gradual opening of the Maya Train is expected to continue throughout early 2024. With its modern technology, excellent safety, and affordable prices, the new railway system is expected to boost travel throughout the sun-soaked states of the Mexican Caribbean. 

Here’s How To Get Tickets For The New Section Of The Maya Train

Travelers can purchase tickets on the new Maya Train through the official website, although they might have to wait a while for more to become available.

With the first sections of the Maya Train opening just after the new year, demand is skyrocketing, with reports of tickets selling out in a matter of hours.

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Eager travelers will have to keep an eye on the Maya Train’s official website for more updates about new ticket releases.

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