September 16, 2021 2:38 pm
On the morning of Thursday 16 September, severe inconveniences occurred on several railway lines in Lombardy due to a failure in the RFI systems at the Mirabello junction, in the tunnel between the Milano Greco and Milano Garibaldi stations, and in the railway link. Failures also at the level crossings of Seregno and Ponte in Valtellina. All this led to the cancellation of numerous trips and delays which, for the whole morning, spread on the main lines in northern Lombardy: on the S8 Milan-Lecco only 28% of the trips arrived on time, 11% on Milan. -Como, 25% on the Milan-Bergamo via Carnate, 44% on the Milan-Tirano.
“Bad weather? No excuses “
At 10 am, of the 516 trains running, 66 were over 15 minutes late and 21 30 minutes late. “Today’s inconveniences – comments the regional councilor for Infrastructure, Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Claudia Terzi – have been particularly unpleasant for travelers, and bad weather cannot be a justification for the malfunctioning of the RFI plants. The state company manages the a large part of the railway network in Lombardy: it is necessary for it to demonstrate greater efficiency by limiting as much as possible disruptions of this type which have a heavy impact on the quality of commuter travel “.