The accident at Olivos station of Metro Line 12 killed 24 people and injured about 80 people, marking the history of failure since the beginning of the project
In an accident Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro, He at least left 23 people were killed and about 80 people were injured, Since its establishment, the history of failure has become a sign of this work.
This part is also called Gold Line, Cost 26 billion pesos (approximately 1.2 billion US dollars), 24.5 kilometers in length. It combines the west with the east of the capital.
This road was opened by the current Mexican Prime Minister Marcelo Ebrard (Marcelo Ebrard) on October 30, 2012. He was the mayor of the city at the time and is now regarded as the leader of the left-wing ruling party in the 2024 presidential election. Potential candidates.
Since the beginning of operation, wear has been found on the rails and wheels of the train, so the capital government, which has been led by Ebrard’s successor, Miguel Angel Mancera, It was decided to suspend the service of 12 stations in March 2014.
A study by Systra, commissioned by the government Mansala The conclusion is that there are problems with the design, operation and maintenance of the road.
In 2015, before the U.S. Congressional Investigative Committee, Ebrard rejected the failed verdict.
behind sinister On Monday, Ebrard said that part of the elevated structure collapsed and several trucks collapsed. Ebrard said he was sending authorities to investigate.
The mayor of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that the tragedy was due to Elevated beam Approximately 12 meters high.
After the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on September 19, 2017, the problems on Line 12 continued, mainly in the capital, causing 370 deaths and more than 7,000 injuries.
After the earthquake, six sites were affected and closed.
The leader of the Metro Workers Union, Fernando Espino, said in an interview with “Millennium TV” on Tuesday that engineers have reported the malfunction on various occasions.
But the mayor promised that “maintenance work will be carried out at different locations on Line 12 every day,” and she called for “no guesswork.”
The subway said in January 2018 that it had strengthened the structure.