Metro de Madrid will remove fibre cement roofs from Cuatro Caminos train sheds

The works will be carried out next Thursday, 5 July and should be finalised on the same day. These works are part of the asbestos removal plan funded with €140 M, which will eliminate this material from rolling stock, stations and facilities

Metro de Madrid will remove fibre cement roofs from Cuatro Caminos train sheds. These works are part of the asbestos removal plan initiated by Metro and funded with €140 M, which is intended to eliminate this material from rolling stock, stations and facilities where it is still present, such as Cuatro Caminos train sheds.

Similar works were carried out at Cavanilles train sheds a week ago, where Metro is headquartered. These works also involved the dismantling of the asbestos roofs by the company IGR, which specialises in the removal of this material.

The removal of asbestos will take place on 5 July starting at 02.00 p.m. and is meant to be finalised on the same day, as it only affects four roofs. The works are 100% safe and there is no health risk for local residents.

These works are part of the progress made to fulfil the commitment with Madrilenians to act quickly on this matter. The plan is funded with €140 M and affects rolling stock such as trains and stations such as Gran Vía, Sevilla, Príncipe de Vergara and Pavones, where works will be carried out this summer to remove asbestos.

Metro reiterates that there is no risk involved regarding asbestos for local residents in these areas, the 2.3 M daily Metro users or the workers who service or drive the trains. Additionally, all necessary information has been provided and a protocol of action has been made as a result of the use of this material.