Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Next week, state authorities will meet with federal authorities regarding a possible change to the Playa del Carmen section of the Maya Train project. The meeting, which does not have an official date, could happen next week after the request of Riviera Maya businessmen to consider a different route.
Governor Carlos Joaquín said that he also is in favor of the train “not going through the cities,” anticipating that the alternative proposals will be addressed at the next meeting with Fonatur.
“I have not had the opportunity to speak with Fonatur, it will surely be next week, and we will talk about the subject. I am in favor of not going through the cities. When the original plan was made, I asked the train not to go through Cancun. Here in Playa del Carmen, they say an elevated bridge will be built to go through the city, so we are going to listen to what the agency has to say about it,” said the governor.
In November, Riviera Maya businessmen submitted a letter to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, among other authorities, requesting a change to the Maya Train route through Playa del Carmen. In that letter, they proposed four alternative routes.