Leader of the Metro Union denied negligence on the part of the driver in the crash on Line 3

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Carlos Alfredo, a subway driver who crashed on line 3, was arrested by the prosecution (FGJCDMX)

On Friday night, the leader of the National Union of Metro Workers, Fernando Espinocondemned the arrest of Carlos Alfredo “N”driver of the convoy that collided on 7 January with another train on Line 3 of the Collective Transport System (STC) Subway.

This accident killed a woman and injured about a hundred people, including the driver. Faced with this situation, the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico City (FGJCDMX) determined that the accident was caused by cutting wires and the driver’s negligencereason that led to his arrest on Friday afternoon.

And at night the first hearing against Carlos Alfredo took place in which he is charged with his alleged responsibility in the crimes of manslaughter and bodily injuryintentionally in both cases, which will continue next Wednesday, January 1.

Given these facts, the union leader assured in an interview with Millennium that it was an excess on the part of the capital authorities and charged with not being informed of the arrest.

Fernando Espino, Metro Labor Leader (Special)
Fernando Espino, Metro Labor Leader (Special)

“I think it is an excess, they have not informed us at all and this is very worrying for the whole workers base”

He added that the situation frightens operators and their colleagues who work in public transport. We cannot work in those conditions. we cannot perform our work when my classmates are scared stop them allhe stated.

Likewise, it ruled out the disturbances that occurred within the facilities were due to sabotage and attributed it to poor maintenance, Contrary to the spokesman’s statements of the Public Prosecution Service, Ulis Lara.

“It seems to me incorrect and unethical that the spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service says bluntly that there are indications of sabotage. (…) Usfor no reason, We are going to accept that there is sabotage in our workplaceHe doesn’t know what it’s like to work 24 hours a day to provide collective transportation,” he told the outlet.

Last but not least, he defended the driver, saying that the interference came from those who authorized the trains to run despite the fact that the signaling faults in the tunnel were known, and not from whoever was operating Convoy 24 that morning.

Evidence from the Mexico City Prosecutor's Office for an accident on line 3 of the metro
Evidence from the Mexico City Prosecutor’s Office for an accident on line 3 of the metro

“Someone had to give permission to run the train, from there the driver is not guilty. the train signal is also lost and my partner hits one of the trains.”

During a press conference, Ulis Lara indicated that since the day before the accident, there had been a report of signaling failures in the tunnel connecting La Raza to Potrero, for which a “safety march”.

This means that the operators will adopt limited manual driving, i.e. an advance with a maximum speed of 15 km/h in a curve and 35 km/h in a straight line, in addition to maintaining automatic steering and this will not change without prior permission from the Central Control Point.

However, an investigation by the authorities, as well as a search of the train, revealed that the driver exceeded the speed limit. If Carlos Alfredo were stopped by the system, he would have changed the automatic steering “to reach a speed of 45 kilometers per hour until the moment of impact”.

He also indicated that there was no maneuver. As for the breakdowns in the tunnel, they were due to the cutting and burning of cables in two terminal blocks containing connection cables. communication, signalling Y automatic pilot at Potrero station, on the east and west sides.

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