The SOS Talavera association and its region calls on the citizens of the "Talavera lands" so that next June 12, from 11:00 a.m., they demonstrate at the railway station to request the burial of the tracks of the future AVE as it passes through the city.
“Let us demand that the Ministry of Transport and Urban Agenda, the Castilla-La Mancha Community Board, the Talavera de la Reina City Council and Adif comply with the signed agreement to bury the train tracks as they pass through Talavera de la Reina in 2007, no more and no less than 15 long years ago”, states the association in a press release.
From Talavera they assure that "Extremaduran lobbies consider that choosing burial as the best of the existing formulas to integrate the AVE as it passes through our city is a local problem that harms their interests."
In addition, the association recalls that the majority of Talaveran civil society, including all political parties, advocate burying the AVE, so the hermetic silence that is kept with the result of yes or no is "irrational, inexplicable and incomprehensible. burying of the train tracks in Talavera, while in the imperial city they know exactly how, where and how it will be laid out».
“We believe that the entire social and business fabric of Tierras de Talavera should not give in to external impositions, and should show their revulsion at the mortal wound they are going to cause Talavera, whose scar will endure as a social and economic burden for future generations. Therefore, it is our responsibility to demand it from those who have government responsibility and from no one else, since they will be the ones who go down in history for having achieved it or not, "they insist.
On the other hand, aside from the burying of the AVE tracks, from SOS Talavera and its region they also demand a "decent train for the conventional track". “Deteriorated sections, numerous level crossings, narrow curves, obsolete facilities, a closed cafeteria, unbalanced prices, lack of competitive and social season tickets, the loss of speed of shuttle trains to Madrid, have meant that citizens no longer trust their train, the train of all life and on our conventional track”, they affirm.