Spanish-owned railway corporation FEVE has announced it will conduct a feasibility study of Mexico’s Riviera Maya to determine the viability of a new passenger railway system in the region. The state-owned company is looking specifically at the construction of a passenger rail system linking the vacation hotspot of Cancun with the up-and-coming destination of Tulum,which lies over an hour south along the Riviera Maya.
According to Fox News,FEVE has already obtained a framework cooperation agreement with the government in the state of Quintana Roo. The agreement reportedly includes strategic development,operational management,personnel training and technical assistance to implement a high-quality passenger railway system in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
“The region,which includes popular destinations such as the island of Cozumel,as well as Playa del Carmen,Xcaret and Tulum,is considered of strategic importance to Mexico’s economy,” writes Fox News. “The goal of the agreement is to develop a railway system capable of transporting visitors safely to the different destinations and points of interest while also emitting low levels of pollutants.”
The new train system would mean improved access throughout the Riviera Maya,allowing visitors and locals to take full advantage of everything the region has to offer with greater ease. This improved infrastructure would also be great news for the popularity of Riviera Maya real estate,which is already booming.
The Riviera Maya is becoming increasingly popular as a major international tourism destination,thanks to its excellent fishing,water sports,Mayan ruins,world-class shopping and exploring the barrier reef located just offshore,which is the second largest of its kind to be found anywhere on Earth.
The new train service would also undoubtedly open up new areas of real estate throughout the region in areas that have previously been more isolated,as the rail service would open up access throughout the state of Quintana Roo.