Train accident in Corigliano Rossano, Salvini: 500 million on safety

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By John

«When I received news of the accident in Calabria, I called the CEO of RfI to get the latest news». The Minister of Infrastructure said it Matteo Salvini at the CIA-Italian farmers assembly. «It is not possible to die at a red light and with the barriers lowered because there is a lorry driver in the middle. It’s true that the legislation doesn’t provide for other safety interventions on routes like those, but I told the CEO, if the legislation doesn’t provide for it, I don’t care: human life goes beyond that. So RfI will soon invest and put out to tender 500 million for safety systems on level crossings».

«It is not possible in 2023 that, even though all the technology in that damned level crossing works… the red light, then the bars are lowered, then not a few seconds pass, but a few minutes before the convoy passes. It is not possible to die at a red light and with the barriers lowered because there is a lorry driver in the middle”, said Salvini.