“Milan-Mortara, our mayors are silent” – Chronicle

“Milan-Mortara, our mayors are silent” – Chronicle
“Milan-Mortara, our mayors are silent” – Chronicle

by Francesco Pellegatta A black week ended yesterday for the travelers of the Milan-Mortara-Alessandria, amidst overcrowding and inconvenience. Thirteen trains canceled from Monday to Friday, many of them during peak hours, when thousands of people move to reach their workplace in Milan. The causes? They are partly due to the strikes and partly to the rolling stock breakdowns, which again call in …

by Francesco Pellegatta

A black week for the travelers of the Milan-Mortara-Alessandria ended yesterday, amid overcrowding and inconvenience. Thirteen trains canceled from Monday to Friday, many of them during peak hours, when thousands of people move to reach their workplace in Milan. The causes? They are partly attributable to the strikes and partly to the breakdowns of the rolling stock, which again call into question the age of the trains on the line.

The two most critical days were Wednesday and Thursday. On 13 October, the first canceled train was joined by another six very late runs. The rush hour sequence of inconveniences caused overcrowding readily documented by commuters. Similar script on Thursday 14, when two trains to Milan in succession were canceled, generating a predictable “cattle wagon” effect on the first useful journey.

And to think that just in these days the commuter association MiMoAl had returned to raise its voice to denounce the conditions in which the rolling stock of the line is, in a week that travelers have defined without fear of denial “dramatic”.

But the municipal administrations that insist on the Mi-Mo have also been targeted: “The Region has announced 222 new trains by 2025, but none for the Milan-Mortara-Alessandria line – attack from the association – Old trains circulate on our line 36, 39 and 41 years old, as well as three trains of 10. The average age of the fleet is almost 30 years. The most reliable rumors speak of new convoys on the Milan-Mortara-Alessandria in late 2023-early 2024, when 150 new trains have already been delivered and will circulate on lines with less important numbers than ours. Lines on which, however, the respective territories are already clamoring, both publicly and at an institutional level, for new trains “.

The conclusion: “The mayors of the municipalities crossed by the Milan-Mortara-Alessandria line apparently do not ask, or their voice is muffled for the Region and Trenord. We at MiMoAl find ourselves the only ones fighting the battle for the new trains “.

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