The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, has requested “to not combine” the recurring incidents which are registered within the Rodalies service with the accident, which has left 155 injured and which the Mossos d’Esquadra are already investigating.
“The essential factor is to not make hypotheses. We have a community of infrastructures and extremely educated professionals. Sometimes accidents like this happen, and the most effective factor to do is attend to the investigation that’s being carried out.”
When requested about investments in infrastructure, she expressed: “I believe that on a day like as we speak we’ve to be severe and rigorous, and never combine. Today is a one-off episode. It has nothing to do with investments and works to enhance the service that It is being executed in Spain, however above all in Catalonia”.
The accident, an instance of an “funding deficit” for Junts
In distinction, the spokesperson for JxCat in Congress, Míriam Nogueras, has denounced the “underfinancing” of the rail community. “Reality and the numbers say that the cash goes to Madrid.”
Nogueras harassed that the accident “is an instance of lack of funding and lack of dedication” from the State Government, since “for a few years they’ve been asking for the passage to be buried” at that station, the place “there have been many victims lethal and the required funding has by no means been made to keep away from” this threat.
“In the final 25 years, solely 24% of what needed to be executed in Catalonia has been executed”, highlighted the JxCat spokesperson in Madrid, who identified that on this similar interval the finances execution in Madrid “has exceeded 150%”.
“It rains, it pours” for Aragonès
For his half, the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has framed the crash of passenger trains on the Montcada i Reixac – Manresa station to the conventional operation of the R4 line.
“It happens on a line of the R4 that alongside its route has many deficiencies, and due to this fact it rains, it pours. There are delays, lack of funding,” he lamented throughout a go to to Vendrell (Tarragona) to current the extension of the municipal hospital.
Aragonès has as soon as once more demanded that “all the guarantees to enhance the Rodalies service should be produced as shortly as attainable” and has transferred to Renfe the long run publicity of the causes of the accident.
Montcada urges Renfe to transform the station
The mayoress of Montcada i Reixac, Laura Campos, has urged Renfe to “begin speaking concerning the new venture” to transform the affected station.
“Of the 29 stations that stay to be transformed in your entire Rodalies community of Barcelona, one in every of them is that this, so I benefit from as we speak to ask Renfe to not take any longer and sit down on the desk to start out speaking concerning the new venture”, Campos mentioned after the collision on Wednesday.
In the identical sense, he added: “The minister and the councilor have mentioned that as we speak was not the day to speak about investments however from the municipality we need to declare that, in Montcada i Reixac, we’ve 5 stations, of which two are nonetheless to be transformed and one in every of them is that this. We have been behind Renfe for a very long time to maneuver ahead with the venture of this new station”.
Campos has valued that happily there isn’t any severe damage “to remorse” and has described the collision between the trains as a severe and shocking occasion.