26th September 2023
Sitges News

Outrage and indignation among Rodalies train users

The breakdown in the Rodalies train network has generated a wave of indignation among users of the network in Sitges and other local areas, who have suffered from a lack of trains with pronounced delays. Through Tuesday and Wednesday, many users expressed their outrage at RENFE offices and on social media.

The delays caused by the breakdown have caused the train service to be halved and the frequency delayed. This situation will last for three weeks, which is the time the company needs to repair the affected Adif facilities in Gavà.

Deficits in the service caused the journey from Sitges to Barcelona to take more than two hours in some cases on Tuesday. 

On Wednesday morning the service also suffered delays, although it varied according to frequencies and routes. There were cases of journeys between Sitges and Barcelona that lasted around 45 minutes, more or less the normal time. The problem, however, is that the reduction in trains meant longer waiting time at the stations.

A bus service has been reinforced to compensate for the train deficits. On Wednesday, the bus company announced that seven more vehicles would be added to cover the transport between Vilanova – Sitges and Barcelona.

The controversy has also moved into the political sphere. On Wednesday afternoon the president of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, appeared in front of the Sitges station, accompanied by the mayor, Aurora Carbonell to criticise the service and demand the operational transfer to the Catalan government. The Junts candidate, Mònica Gallardo, also described the situation as ‘unfortunate’. The Guanyem group also called for investment and solutions for Rodalies.

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Steve Stevenson 8th May 2023 at 12:04 pm

Spain has a massif coast line/seafront why do they not set up desalination plant to bring water in land to ease the draught. Too many water companies just rely on it raining a lot to enable them to supply that is not the best method of SUPPLY

David Candlish 8th May 2023 at 12:55 pm

Agree with Steve – solar powered desalination plants could solve the water shortage for the long term future


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