Secretary General of the Subway and Tram Union Association Robert Pianelli says that the subte line A will be in “worse shape than today” after changes are made to improve the line. The subte line A will be closed from 12th January to 8th March for repairs, in the first major policy decision since management of the underground network was transferred from the national to the city government.
City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced yesterday that 45 cars have been purchased by the federal government and that “security cameras, air conditioning, and a system that prevents accidents” will be put into place.
Pianelli said the improvements will worsen the state of the subte because “the amount of cars will be lower” and the security system will “not change in the short term”.
“Currently there are 13 formations with a total of 80 cars (72 Belgian and 8 Fiat), but after the improvements are made the lines may only be able to move 11 formations which will have a total of 53 cars,” said Pianelli. He added that the difference is “clearly inferior” because there are currently 72 cars operating and in March there will be 53.