The Ministry of Development should have invested 665 million more in the railway network of Extremadura since 2012. This is the amount that Pedro Saura, Secretary of State for Development, has calculated, and announced in an intervention in Congress before the budget committee for present the accounts of your department for this year. According to the socialist politician, investment in the region fell by 52%.
"The conventional network was abandoned", has ensured the number two of Promotion in relation to the situation of the railroad in this community. Saura has indicated that, in addition, the purchase "of not a single train" was put into operation, with which in the region some units that have up to forty years circulate.
However, regarding the renovation of the train park with which Renfe provides service, the Secretary of State for Infrastructures has indicated that not only was it not addressed in Extremadura, but throughout the country. According to your data, between 2012 and 2018, Renfe did not start any process to buy trains neither of Average Distance (regional) nor of Cercanías.
At this point, he confirmed the intention of the current government that the public railway operator this year launch contracts for the purchase of new trains that, taken together, will involve a total investment of some 3,000 million euros.