Spanish state-owned railway company Ferrocarriles de Via Estrecha will study the viability of a train system linking the Mexican resort city of Cancun with the coastal Riviera Maya site of Tulum, a deal that also would involve the sale of equipment and technology transfers.

FEVE's framework cooperation agreement with the government of the southeastern state of Quintana Roo covers strategic development, operational management, personnel training and technical assistance aimed at optimizing train service in the tourist hub of Cancun-Riviera Maya.

That 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.

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.

Workers at the different tourist sites also could use the train service, which is to be studied as an alternative to road transportation. EFE