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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Camagüey modernizes its railway workshops to improve the transport service



Camagüey, Feb 20.- In order to improve the transportation of passengers and cargo, the railroad company Center This, in this province, implements a comprehensive reordering of the workshops for technical assistance to the park of locomotives and wagons, in addition to improve the comfort of the car, most with about 25 years of exploitation.

Eduardo Medrano Adam, director of Rolling Stock and Tractivo of that entity, explained that despite the financial situation of the country and the impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba against US, develops an ambitious investment process to modernize the infrastructure with new equipment and machines, allowing you to maintain the life of the trains.

Medrano Adam pointed out that in the area of foundry of the Camagüeyan railway workshops, in conjunction with Mechanical Plant, parts and accessories that not only cover the demand of the territory, but also in the country, with which contribute to the substitution of imports.

The movement for innovation and in the sector stands out for technical maintenance tasks, which makes it possible for the renovation of the premises devoted to the improvement of the fleet, and facilitates that at this time in the province operate 13 locomotives from china and other manufactured in the former Soviet Union.

The province received five car-Russian engines of new acquisition for the carriage of passengers; they are already providing services to the municipalities of Santa Cruz del Sur and Esmeralda, which also benefits the residents of intermediate towns between these constituencies and the capital agramontina.

In addition, a group of locomotives that were available in the contibuyen sugarcane activity to that goal and the transfer of load.

From the arrival of the railroad to the city of Camagüey in 1837, when linked to the once Town of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe with the port of Nuevitas, on the north coast of the province, the rolling stock has had a great evolution, with all kinds of changes, so that the transportation of both people and goods, to be carried out in the fastest, safest, and most comfortable possible way. (Maykel Torres La Rosa/ Radio Cadena Agramonte.) (Photo: File)