Maya Train: online ticket sales resume on new platform It is expected that by the end of February the entire 1,500-kilometer rail route will be ready from February 29, through 5 states in southeastern Mexico.
After the sale of tickets for the Maya Train was suspended through e-Ticket since last January 19, a new sales platform was enabled this Tuesday.
It is the site www.trenmaya.gob.mx, through which you can buy a ticket for the full route between Cancun and Palenque, or a partial route, between the different stations of the route. You can choose the seat number and pay the ticket online.
The costs shown are only for tourists and premier, at 2,123 and 3,391 pesos, respectively, in the case of the full route between Cancun and Palenque.
The option of a lower price for national travelers with a valid INE credential is maintained, only through physical purchase at the enabled sales kiosk at the stations.
Previous incidents Just four days ago, the train had a failure that caused a delay of between five and six hours in the run that was supposed to leave Cancun at 7:00 a.m., but it started two hours later. During the journey, the train stopped unexpectedly and the passengers had to wait for hours.
According to workers of the Maya Train, the failure was due to an electrical problem in one of the train’s engines. The passengers were transferred by bus to their final destination.
After what happened, the sale of tickets on the e-ticket site was suspended, which was finally corrected with the activation of the new portal.
Opening on the way It is expected that by the end of February the entire 1,500-kilometer rail route will be ready from February 29, through 5 states in southeastern Mexico.
However, the work on sections 5, 6 and 7, still to be inaugurated, do not show signs that the project can be ready by that date.
Just last January 8, at the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the commander of the Felipe Ángeles Engineering Group gave the most updated report of the progress of work on the remaining sections, which run from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to Escárcega, Campeche.
Regarding section 5 North, a physical progress of 80% was reported, with 30 kilometers of elevated viaduct and 13 kilometers of embankment completed and a workforce of 8,000 workers and 1,200 units of heavy machinery.
About section 5 South, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, in charge of private consortia, no precise percentage of progress was given.
In section 6, from Tulum to Chetumal, with 255.8 kilometers of double electrified track, the official report was 74% progress, while in section 7, from Chetumal to Escárcega (254.5 kilometers of single track, not electrified) an advance “close to 74%” was also reported.
Source: El Economista