Recent incidents in the Mexico City Metro, such as the train accident on Line 3 on Saturday, January 8, and the evacuation of a train from Line 5 after a punctured tyre, “have nothing to do with lack of maintenance, but they are intentional events”, According to the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum.
The President said this Sunday, January 15, that the presence of the National Guard in the transportation service is for prevent failures from happening againAnd that they coordinate with Metro officials to take action when they see alleged malicious acts.
He justified that any actions that put the population of the Valley of Mexico in Metro at risk were the responsibility of his government, hence the need to involve elements of the National Guard attached to the Ministry of National Defense (Cedena).
Facing criticism for the alleged lack of budget, the President said that the Metro gets more resources year after year, and currently there is investment of more than 40 billion pesos Villarmosa, according to Sheinbaum, has enough capacity to supply energy to an entire city the size of Tabasco, thanks to the new control substation and electrical supply system.
Still with the National Guard: there have been three accidents in the subway
This Thursday, January 12, transportation service was received after the National Guard arrived on the Metro At least three incidents that harmed your actions In recent times, according to director Guillermo Calderón.
He said Friday at the Santa Anita station on Line 8 A user threw a can of beer which caused a short circuit. and stopped the service. According to Calderón, the National Guard participated in that incident.
Another “intentional” incident occurred on the La Raza–Potreiro section of Line 3 (where the train crash had occurred a week earlier), as reported by a driver. a blow that damaged his windshield in the nightIn addition to this Cable theft caused short circuit, These pair of incidents happened close to the service, so the National Guard was not involved.
Finally, at Ermita station on Line 12, which just opened this Sunday, they found A stretch of track with an “atypical” bump on the night of Friday, January 13, a date it was not yet serving.