The Cuscos Express, a train service that runs between Cusconas, Peru, and Los Angeles, California, was the first of its kind in Latin America.
But in 2014, it faced accusations that it was operating illegally in the region.
The accusations led to the cancellation of all its services.
Now, the company says it has found a loophole and hopes to continue operating.
“They [the government] have made us believe that we are illegal,” said Lares Trek’s chief executive officer, Luis Aguilar.
Aguilar says the government is looking for evidence that the company is operating illegally.
“If they see a ticket in the station with a photo and that ticket has the same photo as another ticket, they will arrest us,” he said.
Aguilas company says Cuscus Express has no business in the Cuscan jungle.
“I have no way of knowing if it is legal or not, but we cannot take them seriously,” he added.
In the absence of any legal basis, he said they have no choice but to take it.
Aguiler says that, for years, his company has had no way to check its records.
“We are a train company, not a police agency, so we cannot just go in and check,” he explained.
He said he was forced to go to the authorities to get his company’s name removed from the records, and that it would be up to them to decide whether the company should be allowed to operate in the jungle.
But it was too late.
The CUSCO Express train service was suspended, and the government ordered the train service shut down for good.
Aguila said that after the suspension, they started to receive reports that Cuscoses passengers were being arrested and tortured.
“That was when we realized that this train is not a train and we have to look at this differently,” he told The Associated Press.
Aguilia said that they started working with a company that specializes in human rights.
“When we found out that they [the authorities] were using a train as a way to get information, we had to change the company,” he continued.
He says they are trying to find a way back into the jungle, but that there is no guarantee.
The government has not yet responded to a request for comment from Fox News.
The train service runs daily between Cucuta and Cuscatlan, the capital of the Cucuas region.
Aguilo says he is concerned that the train is still running because it is part of the local infrastructure.
He also says that his company, along with others, is hoping to appeal the decision.
“Our goal is to keep our business in Cucucu, not to get arrested,” Aguilar said.
“It’s not that we do not want to be in the forest, but if we do that, we won’t be able to pay our bills.”