Mayan Train Suspends Ticket Sales For Cancun-Palenque Route

The Mayan Train, the ambitious project of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is having its third day of ticket sales suspension on the Eticket website after a series of mechanical failures on the Cancún-Palenque route.

These incidents occurred less than two months after the line was inaugurated, raising concerns about the railway project’s operation.

Complications began last Friday when a mechanical failure on the Cancún-Palenque route led to the suspension of service and ticket sales.

Passengers who boarded the train at Cancún airport station bound for Palenque experienced inconveniences at the 9 am departure time.

On Saturday, users on social media reported delays and problems on the Cancún-Mérida line, which was scheduled to depart at 7:00 am. The situation was exacerbated by a 120-minute delay, slow progress to a complete stop, and the failure of the air conditioning, which forced the train doors to be opened. Affected passengers were taken back to their place of origin on another train.

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As a result, ticket sales on the portal were suspended on Saturday. So far, there has been no official explanations from the authorities regarding the events.

According to journalists in Cancun, departures were made at 7 and 9 a.m. today, Monday, although it is not known whether there were any passengers on board.