PLAYA DEL CARMEN – The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR) announced that the Mayan Train station in Playa del Carmen will go over a viaduct at the intersection of the Tulum-Cancun highway and Avenue 38 north.
This station will allow travelers to visit an important hub of tourism in the heart of the Riviera Maya. This touristic destination also connects with the largest cruise port in Mexico located in Cozumel.
“The location of the station will accommodate the demands of the tourist area located to the east of the station, the commercial area located to the west and the housing areas that extend from the north to south end of the town,” said an official from the federal agency.
According to data published on the official website of the Mayan Train, the estimated passenger demand attributed to tourism will be high in this particular destination. They are considering a 3-way and 2-platform scheme at the station.
“In the station you will see marine-like forms, a building made up of waves. The architecture is a set of frames that, due to their arrangement, produce undulating forms which will house the roads, offices, ramps, lockers and entrances. Situated close to the highway, the station is raised at a level which will not interfere with the traffic flow. At the the street level, considerations are being made for a bus and taxi station, as well as commercial premises to serve tourists ”, he affirmed.
The areas under the highway bridges and the train will also be part of the station project. In these areas, commercial premises, walkways, services, and gardens will be located.