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“Maya Train Project Accelerates: New Route to Open in August!”

In a recent announcement, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed that a new section of the Maya Train route from Escárcega to Tulum is set to open this coming August. Furthermore, he stated that the entire project is expected to be completed between September 7 and 8.

Currently, there are 16 trains in operation, but the President anticipates this number will nearly double to 30 by the end of his term. This announcement was made during a conference where López Obrador discussed his recent tour of the southeast with his successor, Claudia Sheinbaum. The progress of the Maya Train was a key topic of discussion.

López Obrador stated that all information about ongoing projects is being transferred to Sheinbaum, ensuring a smooth transition. This includes details about the budget, completed projects, and those still in progress. He also emphasized the importance of the joint tours, allowing Sheinbaum to familiarize herself with the construction works and their details.

This weekend, Sheinbaum will travel to Baja California and Sonora, accompanied by her successor. During this trip, they will consider potential projects to be undertaken or continued in the next term.

Sheinbaum has already announced her intention to continue large public works projects, including the construction of a million homes across the country. In addition to this, she spoke about the Maya Train, revealing that Alston will begin delivering trains suitable for long journeys. These trains will be equipped with restaurants and bedrooms.

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In the future, the Maya Train is expected to operate with 40 trains. The project is seen as a significant boost to tourism in the region, offering more than just beach vacations. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore archaeological sites, nature reserves, and more.