Friday, December 1, 2023

The young man can stay in Santa Justa “because it is a public place”

The disappearance of the 18-year-old young man from Córdoba Alvaro Prieto in Seville in the early morning hours of October 12 affected all of Spain. Strange circumstances surround him: after the train disappears and when he tries to access the tracks in Santa Justa to catch another. Security kicked him out when they noticed a convoy entering. How will the ADIF staff act in such a case?

Miguel Montenegro, representative of ADIF workers through the CGT union in Andalusia began by remembering that access to trains high speed and long distance, like the one that has to return Álvaro Prieto to Córdoba, is impossible to control.

You can’t go there without a ticket. Álvaro Prieto entered the platform, he missed the train he was on Ticket for and tried to take another one (AVE Seville-Barcelona at 8:55) after not boarding at 7:35 the one (Avant in Córdoba) that he had planned. It was there when the station staff, the security guards, noticed and asked him to leave the area.

What horizon did you have before? As Miguel Montenegro remembers, a train station, like Santa Justa, “was a public place» and therefore no one can prevent it from traveling normally. “Maybe someone will come to enjoy the air-conditioning for example, and there is no need to take a train,” he sums up.

What would happen if Álvaro Prieto boarded the train without a ticket? The crew on board will go in there, but the controller will, at times, be empowered to extend a bill, as long as it is paid. The problem then was that the mobile phone ran out of battery and it was his only way to pay, so it arose.

No problem

Problems arise when there is a Disturbance of public order. Loss vigilantes The security officers were in charge of resolving the situation in the first place, and those from the Santa Justa station in Seville spoke to the young man. There is no dispute and therefore no need to resort to the next step.

As another worker recalled, if there was a more confrontational situation, the security guards would have a clue to keep the person who caused problems and calls National Police who should handle the situation.

That is something that did not happen at the Santa Justa station because the young man behaved properly and left the place. The mystery remains when wondering what will happen next.

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