The Community of Madrid renews more than 1,200 Metro train doors

The Governing Council gives the green light to the 4.5 million euro contract to change doors on trains on lines 8, 9, 10 and 12. The aim is to increase the reliability and efficiency of elements that directly affect the quality of the service provided by the underground. Each Metro train performs around 650 opening and closing manoeuvres every day

The Community of Madrid is going to invest more than 4.5 million euros in refurbishing a total of 1,232 train doors that run on lines 8, 9, 10 and 12 of the Metro network. The Governing Council today gave the green light to the contracting of this service, the aim of which is to improve the reliability of the doors of a particular model of train and thus increase the quality of the service provided by the underground.

The door system is a critical and sensitive element for the operation of suburban trains, since it is subject to a high number of opening and closing manoeuvres for passenger access to the trains: around 650 per day on each train.

The door renewal contract approved today will enable the modification of the electrical transmission and door control features of the 8000-1st model trains that run on lines 8, 9, 10 and 12 (47 units in total). With a duration of one year, it includes both the renewal of the doors and their subsequent revision and the checks related to the opening and closing control and the safety loop of the doors.


All this work will make it possible to guarantee greater reliability of Metro's rolling stock, as well as to optimise the maintenance processes of these elements, which are essential to ensure safety on the network and the correct operation of the trains.

The maintenance of the Madrid underground’s trains and facilities is one of the priorities for Metro de Madrid in order to ensure a quality, safe and reliable service.