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The Mayan Train is a project that will strengthen the territorial ordering of the region and will enhance its tourism industry. It will generate economic benefits and increase connectivity in the Yucatan peninsula, allowing efficient movement of cargo and passengers.

Last Monday, May 8, during the morning conferences of Mexican President; Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that the first Railway Wagons for the Mayan will be delivered in Cancun on July 8 to immediately begin rolling tests.

Approximately 1,525 km of railways will be built and will cross the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, benefiting development in the region and the quality of life of the inhabitants.

The Project will have 16 stations along the route and soon people will be able to enjoy all the amenities offered by the Mayan train since its construction is 90 percent complete.

The Mayan Train is one of the biggest bets for the Mexican President; Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

The President pleads for employment and tourism investment that will leave the work once it is completed. However, the environmental impact that the construction and operation of the train will have has been a drag on the project from the beginning.

The deforestation of thousands of hectares of jungle, the destruction of mangroves, the foundations of the train on extremely delicate land such as cenotes and underground caves, and the construction of large infrastructures on protected land have created a great environmental front against the project, only time and further investigation will tell if the construction of the Mayan train will be a positive impact for the development of south's economy and the environmental impact of the region.

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