The Maya Train stations of Teya and Umán are approximately 80 percent complete and will be ready for the inauguration on December 15, workers from these two works assured.
In addition, these railway boarding points will also have a connection with the Ie-Tram electric transportation subsystem, which will begin operations on the same date next month, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador launches the Campeche-Cancún railway route.
For this reason, he toured the Umán station and found that the workers were working at a forced pace to meet the deadline. The two main platforms, opposite each other (round trip), are almost ready, the only thing left to do is install the lighting.
The stairs that allow access are also ready, but there remains a section of the main access of almost a kilometer, which will be a wide avenue that will connect through two entrances: one direct to the Umán capital and the other to the Mérida-Campeche highway.
Workers are still flattening the Train overpass and paving is still to be done yet.
In the case of the boarding site, at the rear, you can still see the metal structures of what will be the machinery area.
The employees stated that they are working full schedules and are confident that it will be ready for December 15th, in less than a month.
In the case of the Teya station, only details are missing. The progress ranges between 80 and 90 percent. The overpass through which the train will cross is ready and in operation for a month, which is part of the route to Cancun.
This Saturday and Sunday, AMLO supervised the works from Quintana Roo to Campeche. Only on two occasions has he made tour trips aboard the train. On this twentieth visit he did not do so.
On the section that will be in operation soon, there are three stations: Calkiní Teya and Umán.
The Train megaproject represents an unprecedented investment to promote the economic development of the Mexican southeast. According to data from the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur), all the work that revolves around the project generates 213 thousand new direct and indirect jobs.
In addition to the economic benefits, the Mayan Train will reinforce cultural exchange between the Southeastern States, by improving the connectivity of the region.
A boost to tourism is also expected, thanks to better accessibility to archaeological sites and communities in the Center, South and Southeast of the country. The purpose is for Mexicans and international visitors to learn more about the great cultural legacy of the native peoples.