The Regional Government of Madrid set to launch the extension of Metro Line 11 reaching 300 km of network

The Governing Council has awarded the drafting of the Conde de Casal line project worth €1.8 M to be executed within 20 months. An additional 6.5 km will come into service especially benefiting users at Carabanchel and Leganés. This new contract is made for the study of technical and environmental needs that will make the project possible. The study is meant to be finalised by the end of next year so tenders can be invited for the works at the beginning of 2020

The Governing Council has learnt today about the award proposal for the drafting of an extension project on Metro de Madrid Line 11. The works will translate into an additional 6.5 km in service on the Conde de Casal line reaching a total of 300 km of underground network in Madrid.

The Regional Government of Madrid makes a new push to extend Metro from Plaza Elíptica Station to that of Conde de Casal on Line 6.

The aim of this contract is to study and define the technical and environmental needs in relation to the works required by the project to such an extent that contracting and execution are possible.

The joint venture, made up by Geoconsult España Ingenieros Consultores, Investigación y Control Calidad and Audingintraesa, has been awarded a service contract worth €1,801,690 to be executed within 20 months.

The contract includes the study of the prospective works impact analysing previous occurrences and determining factors, the environmental management of the project and its drafting. It is a highly technical document due to the size of the works. The works will be carried out by a multidisciplinary team, very experienced in fields such as geology, geotechnics, structural calculation, railway and underground layouts, topography, urban planning, historical heritage, archaeology, environment, noise and vibration and prevention of material hazards.

Thanks to this study, the extension of Line 11 will be possible, meeting the historic user demand, especially from residents of Carabanchel and La Fortuna de Leganés. An additional 6.5 km means that Line 11 will be connected to other lines and stations of Metro, which marks the 100th anniversary in 2019 since it first started servicing the community. This project is supposed to be ready by the end of next year so as to invite tenders for the works early in 2020.