Venezuelan Minister for Transportation, Hipólito Abreu, announced the first run of the first nationally engineered fully refurbished train, known as the TC-2001, on the Caracas Metro System.
The TC-2001 train, over forty years old, returned to operations this November 23 on Line 1. The news was announced through his Twitter account.
“Twenty-two trains, with forty years of use, will be like new!” stated Abreu. He stressed that with this action the fleet of subway trains in the country will be increased. He explained that the workers of the system are creating production lines with national technology, in response to the illegal blockade carried out by transnational railway companies following Washington’s sanctions.
Tren Caracas: ¡100 PUNTOS!
Entró en operaciones de @metro_caracas el TC-2001, primer tren TOTALMENTE REPOTENCIADO CON INGENIERÍA NACIONAL… 22 Trenes con 40 años de uso quedarán como nuevos!
Mecánica, electromecánica y electrónica Hecha en VENEZUELA!
Viva la Clase Trabajadora! pic.twitter.com/IyLG37FAom
— Hipólito Abreu (@HAbreuMRT) November 23, 2020
Abreu also reported the birth of the first refurbished train line in the country using 100% Venezuelan labor.
“The Caracas Train project has given birth to the first train line totally refurbished with national engineering… A historic milestone that stimulates the rising of the Venezuelan Railway Industry and Cable System (Ferroven),” he highlighted on Twitter.
Through the innovative Caracas Train project, workers of the Caracas Metro System carried out the replacement of parts and pieces, renovating and refurbishing old trains in the yards located in Las Adjuntas, Caracas.
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