Mayan Train: Will it be more expensive than the Metro? This will cost the trip

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 Mayan Train: Will it be more expensive than the Metro?  This will cost the trip

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The President’s Government Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) foresees that by December 2023 the Mayan Train will be inaugurated, a work that through an approximate distance of 1,500 kilometers will travel through five states.

This begs the question: what will be the price of getting on the Fourth Transformation flagship project? Will it cost more to travel on the Mayan Train than on the Mexico City Metro?? We tell you.

According to information from the federal government, the Mayan Train for passengers will have the capacity to transport 300 people per carin addition, 42 trains will be manufactured x’trapolis of Alstom – winning company of the international public tender – and will have a unique and exclusive design for Mexico.

Through these convoys it is expected to transport both inhabitants of the area and tourists.

However the cost of ticket will vary because, depending on Rogelio Jimenez Ponsformer director of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), the inhabitants of the area will pay about 50 pesoswhile for tourists, both national and international, the price will rise up to 10 times.

According to an interview that the then director granted to The financialthe tourists would pay between 40 and 50 dollars, which at the exchange rate of this Friday are 805.48 and 1006.85 Mexican pesos, respectively.

Mayan Train: Will it be more expensive than traveling by Metro?

Have you ever wondered if traveling on the Mayan Train will be more expensive than going on the Metro?? The answer is yes. Why? Because the cost of the ticket from Mexico City is considered one one of the cheapest in the worldaccording to the capital administration.

“It is one of the cheapest in the world. Unlike other Metros in the world, this single ticket gives the user the right to transfer from one Line to another, to travel to various points in Mexico City and the metropolitan area, without the need to to pay another ticket,” says the government transportation site.

Metro tickets over time. Source: CDMX Government.

The only exception is Rail Line A, where the user must deposit another ticket in order to continue their journey.

In this sense, from January 2002 to January 1, 2010, the unit price of the ticket to the public was 2 pesos.

The Secretary of Mobility of Mexico City The Metro Collective Transportation System announced the rates, so the cost of the trip for this year remains at 5 pesos.

Mayan Train: What will the wagons be like?

According to the firm Alstom, the exterior design of the Mayan Train is inspired by the Mayan culture, in such a way that it takes up elements such as the jaguar.

He adds that the 42 trains that the company will manufacture will reflect the varied colors and textures of regional art.

Mayan Train: This is how Xiinbal, Janal and P’atal are, the convoys of the work.

In that sense, the Mayan Train will have 3 types of trains:

This train will offer regular service.

It will have the function of a restaurant, with a design inspired by the work of the engineer and architect Luis Barragán.

Designed for long distances, with comfortable cabins, day and night for stays.

Would you pay the ticket price of the Mayan Train to visit the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo?

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