The Maya Train is one of the three emblematic megaprojects of the current Federal Government of Mexico, along with the Felipe Angeles International Airport and the Dos Bocas Refinery. Currently, it is the largest railway project being built in the world, with an expected investment of more than 10,000 million euros. The objective of the project is to interconnect the southeastern region of the country, which includes the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas, promote culture and detonate the economy of the area with its more than 1,500 km of route.
For its construction, the project was divided into seven sections, being Section 5 South, which runs between the cities of Tulum and Playa del Carmen, in which Esteyco has participated actively from the fourth quarter of 2022 to date, carrying out part of the geotechnical campaign of the final layout, where more than 250 mixed geotechnical surveys and 800 controlled advance surveys have been executed within a period of 8 months, in addition to the laboratory tests associated with these investigations.
From the geological point of view, the Yucatan Peninsula is constituted by a sequence of calcareous sediments of marine origin of the Recent Tertiary, which has been under slow but continuous subsidence, originating the largest karst system in the world and being famous for its more than 400 cenotes and underground caves.