Repair is prolonged on Metro Line 5 due to trailer overturning; supports RTP service

Repair is prolonged on Metro Line 5 due to trailer overturning; supports RTP service
Repair is prolonged on Metro Line 5 due to trailer overturning; supports RTP service

MEXICO CITY (apro).- The government of Mexico City reported that the work to repair the damaged structure on Metro Line 5 due to the overturning of a trailer will continue “at least until tonight”, meanwhile, it will continue the alternate service with units of the Passenger Transport Network (RTP) and capital police patrols.

At 3:08 p.m., Guillermo Calderón, general director of the Metro Collective Transportation System (STC), reported that the removal of the metal structure at the Oceania-Aragón interstation was completed.

The official added that around 150 people are working in the area with the support of four “high capacity” cranes and four “hiab arm” cranes, in addition to work being prepared to remove the damaged trailer and then the pedestrian bridge will be sectioned.

Furthermore, in a joint statement, the Mobility Secretariat (Semovi) and the STC estimated that the work “will continue at least until tonight.”

Meanwhile, they added, the support service continues with RTP, from the Pantitlán to Consulate stations, with 70 units, as well as patrols and “coastal” trucks from the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC).

They also offered as an alternative Trolleybus Line 4 and Metro Line 1, from Pantitlán to Isabel la Católica. Train service on Line 5 is offered from Consulate to Politécnico.

Early this Tuesday, a trailer overturned on the structure of Metro line 5 and, although it did not damage the tracks, it did affect the pedestrian bridge and the mesh that covers the tracks. The driver was rescued alive, but later died in hospital.

 
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