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United for Extremadura maintains that the Plasencia-Badajoz line “is not the worthy train” that the region needs – Spain

The spokeswoman for United for Extremadura, Irene de Miguel, has assured that the line between Plasencia-Badajoz, which is carrying out a test trip this Thursday, “is not the worthy train” that the region needs, because it is not a railway that supports and connects the autonomous community.

In this sense, in statements to the media in Plasencia, on the occasion of the test trip that the high-performance train will carry out, with the presence of the Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez, he has announced that in the next State Debate of the Region will propose the creation of a regional transport bond to deal with the increase in fuel prices.

De Miguel, who has supported the call of several groups at the Plasencia station, has assured that the train arrives seven years late and that the only thing he is going to do is shorten the journey by 20 minutes, “although for this he is going to leave several isolated villages”.

De Miguel, who emphasizes that this line does not comply with what was promised to Extremadura in terms of community structuring, has questioned the Transport policy being carried out by the Ministry of Transport, “because it has presented a plan of transport that cancels bus lines that are essential” for the rural environment of Extremadura, indicate from the coalition in a press release.

In fact, De Miguel has advanced the proposal that he will present to the President of the Board, Guillermo Fernández Vara, in the Debate on the State of the Region. “We have diesel at two euros and gasoline above two euros, and that is why we want Mr. Vara, from Extremadura, to guarantee sustainable transport to the people of Extremadura”, he said.

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