Look what a change! The future is now
If you visit one of these stations, you will be able to see the differences with the previous ones and all their advantages: they take up less space, speed up the entry and exit of users, have a more intuitive design and will enable card payment in the future. This week we have commissioned the 13 at Cuatro Caminos station, in addition to the 9 at Reyes Católicos, installed in January, and the 17 that were installed with the remodelling of Gran Vía.
With them, we are taking the first steps in the technological improvement plan to extend the 4.0 model to the entire network with the aim of making access easier and more convenient for everyone. Here are photos of some of the different models we have had in the network so that you can see how they have evolved.
The new devices, in contrast to the previous ones, feature a display that provides the user with information on validating their ticket using graphics and text, as well as acoustic warnings and LED lighting at the gates, a contactless reader and on the floor informs the passenger of the result of the validation. They also incorporate the most modern technology currently available for these systems, which, although invisible to users, is very useful in the management and maintenance of the equipment.
Over the next two years, they will be installed in 32 stations, for which an investment of €16 million is planned, including the installation of 387 intelligent accesses in Manuel de Falla, Alonso de Mendoza, Juan de la Cierva, Getafe Central, Casa del Reloj, Hospital Severo Ochoa, Menéndez Pelayo and Tres Olivos. Also, in Begoña, Avenida de América, Atocha, Ventas, Duque de Pastrana, Santiago Bernabéu and Diego de León, among others.
Then, in a second phase, to be completed by 2029, they will be installed in a further 154 stations, representing half of the network.
This project is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, funded by the European Union-Next Generation EU.