Mexico is building the first cross-peninsular high-speed train, linking the states of Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche. Construction of the rail line is expected to cost USD917 million, with the first phase involving a 336 km stretch from Merida in Yucatán state to Punta Venado in Quintana Roo. Once completed, the line will carry both passenger and freight traffic.
Works for the proposed rail line will be tendered by September 2011. Mexico’s finance ministry is currently reviewing the project to determine the level of public funds available.