The deletionof more than one thirtyof commuter trains has caused protests by unions and political parties, as well as the general indignation of the hundreds of users who use this transport service on a daily basis, to go to their job or to the University, since it connects Fuengirola with the center from Malaga. Tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a demonstration on the Renfe esplanade in Benalmádenaas a sign of rejection of the decision taken by Renfe, without prior notice, and motivated by the lack of drivers.
This protest has been officially called by David Ingelmo, president of the Ágora political party, and has received the support of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) -Andalucía, other political parties, neighborhood groups and environmentalists. According to Ingelmo, “neither in the convocation nor in the concentration will there be any acronym or symbol of my training (Ágora)”, although he stressed that “the rest of the parties, unions and entities that support the initiative, have their legitimate right to use of its symbols and its acronyms, because the greater pluralism the better it is, since this problem affects us all ”.
During the protest tomorrow, the rejection of those attending the suppression of Cercanías trains in Malaga will be highlighted since, in the words of Ingelmo, “the railway infrastructure of the province has to be reactivated, due to its sustainability and for connecting different towns and counties ”.
Likewise, during the demonstration an improvement of the road network in the province of Malaga will also be demanded and, according to its organizer, “we will also show our rejection against projects that could lead to a reduction in urban mobility, such as the single lane projected in Benalmádena ”.
On the 3rd, CGT «assembles the Bethlehem» in Vialia
On the other hand, the CGT is organizing another new day of protest for the railway situation in Málaga on next December 3 at the Vialia María Zambrano station, where, as explained by the union, “we want to set up the Bethlehem in the face of the abuses by Renfe and the Ministry of Transport towards travelers and railroad workers ”.
In this sense, he has made a public appeal for the participation of all citizens, “if we do not want to see ourselves without a train soon, as they are already in other Andalusian provinces and capitals.”
In addition, they recalled that since the beginning of the summer “our union organization, alone, began a process of denouncing the situation with multiple claims actions, summarily demanding more trains and more workers for the railway sector, although from Renfe and the Ministry nor has the number of railway workers been increased in the province of Malaga, nor is the circulation of the trains that existed before the pandemic guaranteed, nor is there talk of fighting against the depopulation of rural areas or against climate change by putting at the disposal of trains that communicate to the towns and structure the territory ”.
The CGT assures that it will continue to demand with the legal means at its disposal that the number of railway professionals be increased to be able to attend to the existing workloads – “with some thirty railway professionals distributed in all professional categories this objective would be achieved” -, that the Álora station is not privatized, that the totality of the commuter, medium-distance and ave trains that circulated until March 13, 2020 be immediately replaced, that the Cercanías line C2 be extended to Roda de Andalucía and Ronda, structuring the territory with trains that provide service to the residents of the inland regions of the province of Malaga and the Sierra Sur and Seville countryside, as “an element against the depopulation of rural areas and the fight against climate change or things as acceptable as Medium-distance trains that currently stop at the Fuente de Piedra station allow passengers to get on and off, serving a wide region.