The Collective Transportation System (STC) Mexico City Metroor denied that the station incident Polanco, which left at least 7 injured, was an accident and attributed it to an alleged action “on purpose.”
According to the statement, the electromechanical installation technicians checked the escalator of Line 7, which on Tuesday morning was paralyzed while operating, so it is likely that, instead of continuing to climb, it started to descend with the users on board.
However, specialists “determine that no failure in the mechanisms of the team,” said STC.
“After the tests, the ladder was put into operation and it was verified that it works correctly, with the safety mechanisms active and in the conditions of use,” he said.
“In the review, signs were found that the emergency stop button was activated, probably intentionally; He was found physically oppressed and it was corroborated on the control panel,” he said.
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The technicians also found that the pads (fuses) of one of the internal contactors on the stairs were blown, “a clear indication that the stop button was pressed,” he stressed.
However, the ladder will remain out of service for further inspection for the rest of Tuesday.
Instead, Metro will investigate whether any action is planned and where the person responsible will be reported to the appropriate authorities, he said.
STC also reported that 7 injured were taken to the hospital. However, he clarified that they did not seem to be seriously injured.
Furthermore, he reiterated that the insurance company hired by the organization was responsible for his care.
During the morning of this Tuesday, an escalator stopped at the Polanco station on Line 7. The sudden change caused the users to fall, and seven of them were injured.