Grupo México and ACCIONA win partial construction of the Maya Train

The consortium made up of Grupo México and ACCIONA was the awarded bidder for the construction of Section 5 South of the Maya Train.

The engineering work includes a double electrified track of more than 60 km in length between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

On the public works side, most of the projects of the National Development Plan, such as the Mayan Train, have gone from being planned as public-private partnerships (PPP) to being financed mainly by the government.

For those projects that involve PPP financing, including some from the private sector-led package, the Public-Private Partnerships Law allows the government to enter into infrastructure and service provision contracts with private companies for up to 40 years.

Grupo México and ACCIONA will contribute their experience to this project to contribute to sustainable development and social well-being in that region.

On January 29, the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur) notified the failure of the international public tender for the “Preparation of the executive project, construction of the electrified railroad of the Mayan Train, including the adaptation of the existing road platform , corresponding to the stretch from Playa del Carmen Norte to Tulum Norte”.

The ruling indicates that Grupo México, through its Infrastructure Division, in consortium with ACCIONA, is the Awarded Bidder, with an economic proposal of 15,358 million 287 thousand 724 pesos, plus the corresponding Value Added Tax.

Grupo México 

Also known as Section 5 of the Mayan Train, the work has a high importance within this project of the Government of Mexico, due to the tourist vocation of the Cancun-Riviera Maya route, as well as the high demand for freight and transportation services. passengers to attend.

The entrusted project includes railway and road infrastructure works, drainage, dirt roads, wildlife crossings, as well as rail electrification works, among others.


The length of the project is 60.3 kilometers, which will have a double track for mixed traffic with trains, which will be able to circulate at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour and also includes the construction of a seven-kilometer railway viaduct in Playa del Carmen.

It is a work that requires the companies that are members of the consortium to have extensive experience in engineering and construction. It is estimated that the development of the executive project will employ more than 120 engineers, and that, in its construction stage, the work will generate more than three thousand direct and indirect jobs.

The signing of the corresponding contract is scheduled for February 5, 2021 and its validity would be extended until December 31, 2027, considering that 31 months are estimated to complete construction, including six months for project delivery. executive, and 51 months are added for maintenance and upkeep of the railroad.


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