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News Desk IT was revealed yesterday that Palma's troubled new metro line had no evacuation plans, the fire detection system was inadequate and that the emergency exits were inadequately sign posted.

The metro was closed last autumn, just weeks before it was due to have come into full operation, after it suffered from severe flooding and yesterday, Palma city council's director general for transport, Antoni Verger announced that a new series of problems and deficiencies have been uncovered and set the repair operation back further.

Verger said that the repair operation is becoming increasingly difficult because more and more problems are arising and that he is unable to set a date for the reopening of the metro line which runs from Plaza d'España to the Balearic University via the Son Castello industrial estate.

Verger would neither put a figure on the escalating costs of the repairs.
He said that as little problems continue to crop up, the repair bill continues to rise.
Towards the end of last year, the Balearic government said that it hoped to have the metro running again by April, however, commuters and students are going to have to wait slightly longer.