Metro trains fail twice as many as the rest of the world: Gaviño

      
        
    

      

          

      
      

                Some have not received major maintenance despite having already traveled 1.5 million kilometers; The recommendation is to disarm and revise the 750 thousand. Create alert
    

    
  

                          
             

CITY OF MEXICO

Most STC trains fail almost twice as frequently as the rest of the world.

Jorge Gaviño, director of the agency reported that the convoys of the Metro have on average a fault that takes it out of operation every 3,500 kilometers traveled when the rest of the world do so every 7,500 .

The director of the Metro added that there are trains, such as those operating on Line 2, that have not received major maintenance despite having already traveled 1.5 million kilometers when the recommendation is that they had That disarm and revise the 750 thousand kilometers .

This implies that faults are frequent. What kinds of faults are the frequent ones: doors, the subject of landing the engines with some situation of making short circuits.

In the meters of the world there is an average fault every 7,500 kilometers of train, we are having faults under 3 thousand 500 kilometers, what we have to do is to reverse that matter so that the faults have a International average, "he said in an interview.

He said that they are trying to reverse the problem and therefore have a contract with the Alstom company that is rehabilitating 85 trains, of which it has already delivered 30.

However, the STC requires resources to service its fleet of trains, tunnels and electrical installations where some have already exceeded 47 years of service.

Gaviño indicated that until now the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Mexico City have not authorized the acquisition of a loan for 12,500 million pesos with guaranteed payment in the Master Trust Metro that feeds of resources of the increase to the rate of 3 to 5 pesos.

We have some resources, not enough of course, yes we will have resources to change all the substations once they authorize us the credit we are looking for, they have not authorized us, we are practically already with more than Year and a half fighting the authorization of the credit, we have to have the authorization of the Ministry of Finance, we have to have the authorization of the Ministry of Finance of the City Government to be able to have this necessary credit, "he said.

Regarding negotiations with the union on the General Conditions of Work Agreement, Gaviño said that they will be carried out in the next 15 days, but ruled out further protests that affect the service.

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