May 21, 2013
Transport starts to normalize after toxic cloud scare
Transport services were slowly going back to normal after the weather warning for heavy storms and the news of a cloud of toxic smoke coming from a shipping container caused various cancellations on the trains, subways and on flights out of Aeroparque.
Train services were partial still, due to the fact that departures out of Retiro were still cancelled, after it was evacuated earlier today.
The train company informed that “the Retiro-Tigre service has been resumed between Belgrano C and Tigre stations and on the Retiro-Mitre line – between Belgrano R and Mitre are running as normal.”
On the Retiro-Suárez lines, between Belgrano R and Suárez, the service was running as normal.
The Sarmiento line service was running on time between Once and Moreno stations.
In addition, flights out of Aeroparque, or Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport were also starting to normalize.
Flight schedules had been pulled back due to the weather warning for heavy storms and possibilities of hail.
Security precautions were being taken, in the case of extreme weather, for the loading of fuel into the jets.
Likewise, the city’s subway lines, excluding the B line, were operating on time, after having run under a limited service, Metrovías informed.
The company said that the “B line is working but only between Los Incas and Medrano,” stations. Reasons as to why were not disclosed.