CDMX metro Lines B, 5, and 9 are time bombs says Metro union


Union leaders demanded the resignation of Florencia Serranía, director of the Metro.

The general secretary of the Mexican Union of Workers of the Collective Transport System, Homero Zavala, assured this Tuesday that like Line 12, Lines B, 5, and 9 also have cracks in whales and boxes where trains circulate, so they are time bombs.

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In the case of Line B, he pointed out that the whales at the Oceania station have faults that can put users at risk; on Line 5 they are Politecnico and Instituto del Petróleo, and on Line B it is the elevated section, being the one with the worst conditions Pantitlán, where the fractures in the whales and caissons of the Metro are evident. 

In the case of the elevated section of Line 9, Zavala pointed out that trains must lower their speed from 70 or 60 kilometers to 35, since there is a risk of derailment due to the vibrations that are produced.

Lines B, 5 and 9 are time bombs: Metro union

“The Metro is not safe,” stressed the STC worker, who requested the resignation of director Florencia Serranía . 

For his part, the union leader, Jesús Urban, pointed out in a press conference held outside the central offices of the Metro, in Delicias 67, that in the coming weeks they could carry out a work stoppage to demand the resignation of Serranía Soto, as well such as uniforms and personal protective equipment. 

Both union leaders described the administration of Florencia Serranía as one of the worst in the Metro, for which they are even analyzing filing a criminal lawsuit against it for omissions that have resulted in three relevant incidents: a train reach in Tacubaya Line 1, in March 2020, which left a person lifeless; the fire at the Central Control Post in January this year that also claimed a life and the collapse of a part of the elevated viaduct that caused the fall of two cars from a train on Line 12, which so far has left 24 people dead. 


The Mexico City Post