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Tren maya
The Yucatan to be connected by railway

1.554km in total lenght

2023 Horizon

Our company (Ineco and Inecomex) will carry out, together with Renfe and the German company DB Engineering & Consulting, the shadow operator tasks for the Mexican Tren Maya.

The Shadow Operator will be in charge of reviewing the basic engineering of the entire project, defining the operation requirements and the technical specifications of the rolling stock and railway systems, verifying that the maintenance requirements are consistent with the approach of the operations plan.

Likewise, the Shadow Operator will advise Fonatur throughout the tendering process for the acquisition of the rolling stock and railway systems (signalling, communications and control posts) from the preparation of the specifications, support during the tendering process, supervision of the manufacture, delivery and commissioning of the rolling stock, including workshops and depots, to the commissioning and commercial service of the passenger rail transport operation.

The contract is worth 13.5 million euros.

With the Tren Maya project, Ineco joins the group of companies with services known as shadow operators, increasingly in demand by the world's railway operating authorities, and positions itself for other similar opportunities such as the operation of the California High Speed Train or the shadow operator of Rail Baltica.

This award reinforces and strengthens Ineco's presence on five continents.

Data Sheet
Location: Mexico
Execution period: 2020 - 2023
Market: Railways

A key line for tourism and freight

The Mayan Train, which is a priority project of the Mexican Government for passenger and freight transport, will connect the main regions of the Yucatan Peninsula: Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

The Mayan Train will connect in Phase 1, the stations from Palenque to Cancun (sections 1-4), and will be completed in Phase 2 by connecting the stations from Cancun to Escarcega (sections 5-7).

The length of the sections of phase 1 is 892 km and the sections of phase 2 are 662 km, for a total of approximately 1,550 km. The total cost of the project for this route will be around 6.5 billion euros. FONATUR's commitment is to have the first section of the project operational by 2023.