Tourists have been anticipating the completion of the Maya Train project ever since the routes were first announced.
Once completed, visitors to the Mexican Caribbean will be able to expand their horizons and explore so much more of the region.
The expected completion date has been December, but now it looks like the opening of at least part of it, the Tulum to Cancun Maya Train route, is being pushed back to January, according to Mexico’s president.
The Maya Train Project
Construction of the massive Maya Train project started in June 2020, and the first section of the train is expected to begin operating on December 15 of this year.
It will have stations throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and will cover nearly 1,000 miles spanning through five states.
There will be a total of seven different sections with 22 stations along the way.
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Reason For Delays In The Tulum To Cancun Route
The Maya Train project has been the subject of much criticism, particularly from environmental advocates.
The concern over the environment is part of the reason for the delay in the Tulum to Cancun route, which is Section 5 of the planned route.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador commented that, “In the case of section 5 it has indeed been more complex than we imagined because we are building so as not to affect underwater rivers, cenotes.”
This caution has apparently led to delays in constructing the train’s tracks.
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Routes That Will Be Open In December
The first Maya Train route to begin operations in December will be the Palenque to Cancun route.
Travelers should be able to begin riding the Maya Train along this route beginning December 15th of this year.
There are a number of exciting tourist stops along this much-anticipated route.
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Tickets For The Maya Train
Tickets for the Maya Train will be different for tourists and locals, with tourists paying a higher price to ride the train.
Tickets for visitors taking the Maya Train are estimated to start at around $40-$50, but definitive prices have not yet been set.
Tickets for the Maya Train are expected to go on sale by next month once the scheduling is more concrete.
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The Maya Train Cancun Airport Station
Travelers flying into Cancun will have the convenience of being able to catch the Maya Train with a quick transfer to the adjacent Maya Train station.
The Cancun Airport Maya Train station is currently under construction and expected to be completed by December as well.
Electric vehicles will be available to transport passengers from the airport terminals to the train station.
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The Future Of Tourism In The Mexican Caribbean
The future of tourism in the Mexican Caribbean looks bright.
And projects like these are evidence of just how popular the region is growing.
In addition to the Maya Train, Tulum Airport will be opening in December as well, giving travelers one more option for getting to these unbelievable vacation destinations.
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