Local September 18, 2023 | 12:11 pm

Former Metro employee warns about another possible accident

Santo Domingo.- Former employees of the Santo Domingo Metro have expressed concerns about the possibility of another accident occurring in the metro system due to ongoing poor management within the institution. They emphasized that mismanagement continues to prevail, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Luis Miguel Peña, one of the former employees, stressed that the only way a train in the Dominican Republic could cause an accident is by canceling the Security System. He stated that the cancellation of this system was what led to the collision between two metro cars. Peña also mentioned that the new personnel operating in the Santo Domingo Metro were not taking their responsibilities seriously.

Furthermore, lawyer Sergio Maldonado revealed that former Metro employees have been receiving threats from the National Palace, urging them not to continue with their efforts to address the situation.

The concerns arise following a recent train collision in the Santo Domingo Metro, resulting in injuries to at least nine people. The Office for the Reorganization of Transport (Opret) is investigating the incident to determine its cause and take appropriate measures.

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Paul Tierney
September 18, 2023 12:30 pm

Let it be put this way. Government supervised transportation has historically lacked the enforcement of preventative maintenance programs for fleets. It can be observed how many buses have broken instruments, cracked windows, black exhaust clouds, non-functioning lights, dents, bald tires, and ect. This same poor lack of maintenance behavior can supposedly be transferred over to the Metro. The former employee advising the cancelling of the Security System being a crash factor really cannot be overlooked. What would you believe is the cause?

September 18, 2023 12:40 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

The most likely reason is that the system that automatically stops a train if there is another in close proximity was not working .It was not working because the of the intense dislike by Dominicans to perform maintenance .Added to this the driver was probably following the long tradition of using a cell phone while driving .

September 19, 2023 1:01 am

“maintenance” is forbidden word in Dominican Republic …

September 19, 2023 1:49 am

Damn shame