Playa del Carmen NEWS summary
NEWS summary (Jun-25-2018 – Jul-1-2018)
It is intended to offer a new Train mass transit service to travelers and workers in the tourist corridor of the northern area of Quintana Roo also named Riviera Maya.
The government of Quintana Roo has begun preliminary studies to bid the project.
The bid includes the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a passenger train that will go from Cancun, passing thru Playa del Carmen to Tulum.
The transpeninsular tourist train project proposed by President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Consists of a railway track with a medium-speed train (no greater than 150 kilometers per hour).
That effectively and quickly communicates several important cities of the Mayan culture in the south of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The project represents 830 kilometers to cover the route from Cancun to Palenque, with stops in Tulum, Bacalar, and Calakmul.
The participation of the federal government, private companies, small owners and ejidatarios is included in the project to make it feasible.
The initial investment is 35,000 million pesos for the first three years of the project, one part will come from private sources.
While the total cost amounts to 64,900 million, according to the National Project 2018-2024 of the president-elect López Obrador.
The project is planned in four stages. The first comprises Cancún-Tulum: 129.1 km with infrastructure costs of 28,100 million pesos and rolling stock of 4,400 million pesos.
It is a double track, elevated by 80% of the route with six stations.
The next phase is a single, level road, with two stations between Tulum and Bacalar, whose total distance is 209.8 km.
The costs of this stage are 11,400 million pesos in infrastructure and 1,400 million pesos in rolling stock.
The following section is a single track with two stations between Bacalar and Escárcega with a distance of 268.6 km. The costs would be 12,100 million in infrastructure and 1,500 million in rolling stock.
The fourth and final stage is 226.4 kilometers and runs from Escárcega to Palenque with two intermediate stations; the costs would be around 5,300 million for infrastructure and 700 million for rolling stock.