Court Issues Suspension Against Mayan Train’s Section 5By Paloma Duran | Wed, 04/27/2022 - 13:56
Due to the lack of environmental impact studies and high risk of irreparable damage, a local court suspended Mayan Train works on section 5 of the project. Protesters argue that the impact on the environment could be reduced with the implementation of a BRT system. In addition, the Navy will tender the Transisthmic Corridor projects, which consist of the rehabilitation and conditioning of railway lines and bridges.
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Due to the risk of irreparable environmental damage, works on section 5 of the Mayan Train were suspended. Yucatan’s district court granted a provisional suspension that indefinitely halts works on the Playa del Carmen-Tulum section of the landmark train project.
After a local court suspended activities for Sector 5 of the Mayan Train due to its missing Environmental Impact Assessment (MIA), environmental activists proposed alternatives to the project, which would also connect Tulum and Playa del Carmen. A system much like the Metrobús in Mexico City may be viable, argue the environmentalists.
Mexico’s Navy will have the duty to launch tenders to repair railroads and to develop the bridges that make up part of the Transisthmic corridor, one of the key infrastructure projects of López Obrador’s presidency.
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As part of a coordinated effort to implement energy efficiency solutions in public transportation systems, Mexico City’s government and CFE announced a joint initiative that will modernize the power supply system of Metro Lines 1, 2 and 3. The project, called Metro Energía, aims to mitigate the risk of service interruptions caused by power supply failures and to reduce electricity through the Buen Tono High-Voltage Substation.
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