The president of the regional government, Fernando López Miras, has described as “barbaric” that the Government of Spain “leaves without suburban service” to the Community of Murcia, and has accused the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (Adif) of “not telling the truth” because “there is an alternative technical solution”.
López Miras responded in this way at a press conference on Wednesday in Seville after meeting with his Andalusian counterpart, Juan Manuel Moreno, when asked about the closure of the Cercanías service scheduled for Friday.
López Miras described the closure of the service as “incomprehensible” because, in his opinion, “there is a solution and Adif is not telling the truth”. And he recalled that the project promoted by the former president of the central government, Mariano Rajoy “established the simultaneous works with rail traffic”.
“It is an outrage that we are left without commuter trains and without being connected to Madrid until 2025”, according to López Miras, who has insisted that “it is technically feasible not to cut rail traffic”.
He recalled that he has also sent, at the request of the Platform in Defence of the Railway of the Region of Murcia, an urgent letter to the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sanchez, asking for a meeting, and is also still waiting for a response.
“On this issue, like that of the Mar Menor, the position of the Spanish Government is not acceptable, it is inadmissible; it does not correspond to a minimum notion of loyalty and respect between governments elected by the citizens,” he concluded.