Mexico City officials point to Carlos ‘N’, the driver of one of the crashed trains on line 3Of negligence in the incident, but didn’t Metro do this?
Ulysses Lara, a spokesman for the Mexico City attorney general’s office, said transportation system workers had made an important discovery. hours ago from that shock 106 people injured and killed young Yaretzi Hernandez.
According to the official, Metro officials received a report in this regard on Friday, January 6. Malfunction in signaling system In a tunnel on Line 3. Hours later, a maintenance management team arrived at the scene to conduct a diagnosis.
“They detected enormous physical damage, which caused intentionally burning wires In a record located in the eastern sector of Potrero station,” Lara said in a message to the media.
The team agreed that it would take time to fix the problem “multiple work shifts”,
Decision not to stop metro service
The decision taken by the authorities at that time was to go ahead with a security march in the area do not stop operating on Subway,
And what is a safety march? The official informed that under this measure, train operators will have to respect the following speed limits:
- of 15 kph in the curve area
- of 30 kph in straight lines
Lara insisted that the decision to go ahead with the provision of the service was based on technical operation manual of transport system.
The spokesperson indicated that as part of the safety march, Metro drivers are barred from changing to another driving mode without authorization from the checkpoint.
moments before the accident
Lara said that, based on information taken from convoy number 24 (the one that caused the collision between Potrero and La Raza stations), it was determined that:
- The Carlos ‘N’ departs at 9:05, from Potrero station towards Universidad.
- The employee exceeds the speed limit, so the subway system train stopped,
- However, Carlos ‘n’ may have changed the driving auto-pilot, Trains under this mode can reach up to 45 kilometers per hour.
- The collision with convoy 23 was detected at 9:06 am.
- There’s no evidence that Carlos ‘n’ did emergency braking or maneuvering to stop the train.