January 19, 2021

The Pact for the Railway in Extremadura meets this Monday after the last incidents and with the absence of Podemos

The Pact for the Railway in Extremadura meets this Monday after the last incidents and with the absence of Podemos

A meeting that will start at 17.00 this Monday in the Presidency of the Junta de Extremadura, in Mérida, and that will have the presence of political parties, unions and institutions, and with the absence of Podemos.

It should be remembered that during the past Puente del Pilar there were at least four new incidents in the trains in Extremadura, caused by lack of material, a problem in the brakes or absence of fuel, and that affected hundreds of passengers.

After these incidents, Renfe dismissed two managers of railway services in Extremadura, while the company's president, Isaías Táboas, apologized to Extremadura, since in his opinion "it is not acceptable that trains going to Extremadura have more incidents than those usually found in other circulations ".


Given these facts, the president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernandez Vara, said this week that the situation of the train from Extremadura "outrages and scandalizes", compared to which "patience has been exhausted for a long time", which is why He considered that the central government should "put the batteries" and "solve the problems" of the region as soon as possible.

Fernandez Vara considered that "we must make a demonstration" because of the situation of the train in the region, but urged to wait for the Pact for the Railroad at its meeting on Monday to decide whether to call a protest that, in his opinion , must respond to the "level of indignation" that "all Extremaduraños" have.

For his part, the president of the PP of Extremadura, José Antonio Monago, considered this week that these new incidents are "sufficient reasons" to manifest again in Madrid on the third Saturday of November, like last year.

In any case, Monago advanced that he will go to Madrid on that date to demonstrate, and called on the chairman of the Board, Guillermo Fernandez Vara, to "stop rolls" and "pass the words to the facts" with a new call in the Spanish capital.

For Citizens, the latest incidents on the train from Extremadura are "surrealist", according to his spokesman, Cayetano Polo, who was "tired of palaver and pacts for the railroad that do not contribute anything about a problem that is solved with political will".

"We will not participate in any circus and less if it is led by a political party," Polo warned this week, adding that "if the problem persists, the same thing is that those who fail are the interlocutors."

So far, the only party that announced this week that leaves the Pact for the railway and will not attend the meeting is Podemos, whose deputy Irene de Miguel called "useless" this body, because "far from ending the incidents, these have increased, "and also criticized the fact that no social groups have been admitted to fight for a decent train in the region.


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