According to the news of the Italian Rainews24 channel, problems occurred in high-speed train services, intercity train services and suburban lines as a result of the failure of the power line at the Tiburtina and Settebagni stations in the capital, Rome.
While delays exceeding 300 minutes were recorded in some train services during the day, some train services were also cancelled.
In the evening hours, when the technical service was active in order to eliminate the electrical failure in question, the flights started to return to normal gradually.
“Black Saturday in Transport”
Angelo Bonelli, from the opposition Green Alliance, stated that the breakdowns and delays in the said train services are “unacceptably frequent” and announced that they will submit a parliamentary question about the problem of lack of maintenance on the railways against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Matteo Salvini.
Minister Salvini, in his written statement, said, “It is a very difficult day for railway traffic. A fault in the power line caused hours of delays and therefore serious inconveniences. We are paying the price for the fragility of the infrastructure due to the lack of investment in the past years.” used the phrase.
The Italian press announced the problem in train services with the headlines “Black Saturday in Transportation”.
In Italy, as a result of the derailment of a freight train near Florence on April 20, there were long-term delays and disruptions in train services throughout the country, especially in the north-south direction.