Friday, September 22

Transport will meet with Cantabria and Asturias on Wednesday in Oviedo to give deadlines for trains

The Secretary of State for Transport, David Lucas, will meet with the governments of Cantabria and the Principality of Asturias to specify deadlines for the manufacture of the new Cercanías trains next Wednesday, March 29, in Oviedo.

Cantabria and Asturias will keep the Cercanías free until 2026 due to the delay in the delivery of the trains


Sources from the Cantabrian Executive have confirmed this Saturday the date set for the appointment, which the regional vice president, Pablo Zuloaga, advanced that it would be held next week after meeting on Wednesday in Madrid with the president of Renfe, Raúl Blanco.

It has also been announced this Saturday that this new meeting will be held in Asturias, after Cantabria hosted a meeting on this matter at the beginning of February with representatives of the two regional governments, Adif and Renfe and the General Secretary of Infrastructures of the Ministry of Transport, Xavier Flores; and later both presidents, Miguel Ángel Revilla and Adrián Barbón, will travel to Madrid on February 20 to meet with the Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez.

In this new meeting, in addition to advancing the deadlines, it will be announced who will be the person in charge of supervising compliance with the pending commitments.

The Cantabrian president has indicated that “it is important that this commissioner be vigilant of everything that we have agreed so that, as they have told us, at the end of this year or the beginning of next year the trains begin to be manufactured and that in two years they begin to deliver those units to us.”

This is what Revilla said this Saturday to questions from the media about the future meeting, in statements he made in Parliament after participating in the celebrations for the patron saint of nurses.