All six lines of the subway and the Premetro overground tram service were resumed today following a ten-day union strike that had paralyzed transport across Buenos Aires City.
From 5 am this morning all of the subway lines were running as normal, with the exception of the E line, which “due to technical problems” began running at 6am, Metrovías said today.
The Subte underground trains strike, which dragged both national and City government under the spotlight and affected the daily commute of over 900 million people, was lifted last night following yet another last-ditch meeting between the parties involved.
“The conflict continues, but we decided to make a gesture towards users and workers,” by lifting the strike, said AGTSyP breakaway subway workers union boss Roberto Pianelli, in a press conference last night.
Two trains in the Mitre line derailed on Tuesday afternoon in the areas of Palermo and Los Cardales. No passengers were injured in the incident.
The two accidents took place only one day after a train in the same line derailed and hit a sign as it approached the Retiro train station, injuring 30.
On Tuesday, a train that was carrying no passengers derailed in Palermo, while another derailed in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Los Cardales.
The service had to be interrupted after the accidents and was not resumed until both trains were removed from the tracks.
Both accidents made commuting even more complicated for people in the City, who already had to deal with a subway strike that has been in place for four days now and the interruption of the Sarmiento train line at night due to reform works.
Buenos Aires Herald Reports.