The Community of Madrid modernises the Duque de Pastrana station on Line 9 of the Metro

The works, which total an investment of €4.6 million, will update the coverings, installations and technology of the platforms and entrances.
The project, included in the Modernisation Plan of underground facilities, has a 12-month execution period. The works, which total an investment of €4.6 million, will update the coverings, installations and technology of the platforms and entrances. Metro is working on renovating 33 of its oldest stations, to which it will allocate a total of €89 million.

This week, the Governing Council of the Community of Madrid was informed of the contract for the modernisation works at Duque de Pastrana station, on line 9 of the Madrid Metro. The work will account for an investment of €4.6 million, with a 12-month execution period. This action is part of the Modernisation Plan to renovate 33 of the oldest stations in the underground network, with a joint investment of €89 million.

The work to be carried out at Duque de Pastrana will serve to renew the coverings, installations and technological elements of the station's platforms and entrances, which will facilitate maintenance work and improve the functionality of the facilities.

In addition, the station's drainage and sewage network will be extended with new waterproofing systems, new electrical conduits will be installed and these spaces will be fitted with new furniture. The work on walls and floors will also allow the space to be adapted to the current criteria of the other new stations.

During the works, materials that may contain asbestos will also be removed, as provided for in the Metro Asbestos Removal Plan, agreed with most of the trade unions and which forecasts more than €145 million of investment until 2025 to eliminate any trace of the material in the Metro. These works will involve closing the station for approximately two weeks.

The renovation of Duque de Pastrana adds to the modernisation work that Metro has already carried out at Ascao, Bilbao and Pavones stations and that it is carrying out at Esperanza, Prosperidad, Alfonso XIII, Príncipe de Vergara and Tribunal.

ROLLING STOCK MAINTENANCE

The Governing Council also gave the go-ahead to a contract worth around €3.5 million for the supply of monobloc wheels for series 6000, 7000 and 8000 trains (a total of 3,090 units) and elastic wheel tyres for series 9000 trains (344 units in total).

These elements, which form part of two different types of wheel, are necessary for the maintenance of Metro de Madrid's rolling stock vehicles and must be replaced periodically to maintain their operation. The duration of the contract is 24 months.