The Minister of Public Works, José Luis Ábalos, will request to appear in the Congress of Deputies to inform about the railway service in Extremadura, whose delays and breakdowns reflect, in the opinion of the Extremaduran president, Guillermo Fernández Vara, that the situation is "unsustainable".
In the opinion of the Extremaduran politician, breakdowns may occur, "but not to risk" situations such as the one recorded on Monday in Navalmoral de la Mata, where a train was stopped without light or heating with about 160 passengers. "The faults" of the antiquated railway infrastructure of Extremadura "are spread" among all, said Fernandez Vara, hence the goal should be to "find" those who can provide solutions.
In this context, Ábalos announced yesterday that he will request to appear in the Congress of Deputies to report on infrastructure deficit and rail services in Extremadura, what has been revealed with the breakdowns and delays of this week.
The minister tweeted that in his parliamentary appearance he will try to explain both the latest incidents and the measures put in place for their resolution and prevention.
At the time, state public railway operator Renfe has opened an internal investigation to evaluate the mechanical failures that occurred on the line last Monday, with four incidents in less than 24 hours. Likewise, Renfe has proposed to the Junta de Extremadura that it participate in the process of reviewing protocols on railway incidents in that community, recently opened by the operator.