Adif has dismissed the head of its Inspection and Track Technology headquarters as a preventive measure, pending the result of the audit announced by the Minister of Transport. Renfe has done the same with the current manager of Material Management.
Adif has dismissed the head of its Inspection and Track Technology headquarters as a preventive measure, pending the result of the audit announced by the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, raquel sanchezin relation to the problems encountered in future trains metric gauge for Cantabria and other communities in the north of the Spanish State. Renfe has done the same with the current manager of Material Management.
In a statement, Adif defends that this decision will allow the participation of another person in the working group that will be created within the Ministry to quickly close the design of the train tendered by Renfe, while the audit is carried out.
Renfe has already reached an agreement with CAFAdif and the Railway Safety Agency (AESF) to unclog the problem with the gauges of the new metric-gauge trains for suburban and medium-distance services Cantabria mainly, but also for Asturias, Euskadi, Galicia, Castilla y León and Murcia.
Although neither party has confirmed the length of time it will take to solve this problem, it is estimated that the construction of the trains that have not yet been able to be manufactured will be delayed. around three yearsand some procedures still need to be resolved so that the agreed solution can be carried out.
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