May 22, 2013
Gov't defends re-opening of Once crash platform
Interior and Transport minister Florencio Randazzo spoke out today after the re-opening of Platform 2, where the Once station crash occurred almost a year ago, calling it "very good news" and that showed “the great commitment” by the government to ensure the improvement of the train system.
“It’s very good news. It’s a step further toward the commitment that we have offered in order to better public transport.”
The government said that the platform, tracks and even the train involved in the accident have been fully repaired.
“The changes are going to be visible, and are visible. We will be carrying out improvement works from Once to the rest of the stations,” Randazzo said, in an interview today with Continental Radio.
The government made the decision to re-open the station platform today, where on February 22, 2012 fifty-one people died and over 700 were injured in what made the worst rail accident in recent Argentine history.
Some family members of the victims of the crash were angered after not being informed of the decision, made by the government yesterday.
Zulma Ojeda, mother of one of the victims of the crash, told reporters today that she and many others are angry at the president.
“This whole thing is a joke. I can’t believe that they’ve just ignored us on this,” she said.