The Spain stop of the was reopened meter A and the trains have started to stop. Atac says so. The subway stop in Rome it had been evacuated and closed after a fire alarm triggered due to the presence of smoke caused by the blocked brakes of a broken train.
Everything happened around 3.30pm. In the station there was a strong smell of burning and a lot of smoke. THE'Atac he explained that "it would have been the transit of a convoy that had a wagon with brakes locked to generate the smoke". "Some passengers told me that when the convoy pulled past the brakes it was as if they had caught fire, there was a lot of smoke that invaded the docks and at that point they pushed everyone away and closed the station." This is what a passenger says outside the Spagna metro station in Rome.
Rome, Metro A blocked again: the Battistini-Ottaviano section reopened after half an hour
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"Now we are a hundred or so in front of the closed Spain bus stop and they tell us to go to the Republic", says the witness. In fact, the other central stop, Barberini, is closed for work on escalators. The fire brigade also arrived at the Spagna stop for some checks, not finding any critical points. In the morning a disservice had affected line A: for a broken train at Cornelia station the Battistini-Ottaviano section had been interrupted.
The press release of the Atac. «In relation to press reports, which show fire alarms triggered in some stations of line A, and the closure of the Spain station, Atac states that no fire occurred at the stations. The alarms were triggered by the presence of smoke caused by the brakes of a damaged train that had to be towed to the depot to quickly restore the service. The vehicle had failed at the Cornelia station. The need to move it has caused the emission of smoke and the consequent disruption ». Thus in a note the Atac.
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