The Community of Madrid invests 3 million in waterproofing of Metro tunnels

The work will be carried out at night so as not to disrupt the service on the affected lines. The renovation work will affect lines 3, 6, 10 and 12, as well as connecting tunnels. The aim is to increase safety and improve the maintenance of the underground’s facilities

The Community of Madrid is going to invest 3 million euros in the waterproofing systems of the Metro de Madrid tunnels. The Governing Council today gave the green light to the contracting of renovation works to these systems in lines 3, 6, 10 and 12 tunnels, as well as in their connecting tunnels. The duration of the contract will be between 4 and 8 months, depending on the lines.

As a preliminary step before the start of the work, there will be a planned inspection of each tunnel carried out, with the aim of detecting and eliminating elements deteriorated by leaks and by the passage of trains. This phase makes it possible to identify the points where intervention is necessary, so that it can be carried out more effectively.

These renovation works will be carried out at night so that the Metro service is not affected and, therefore, possible inconveniences for users are avoided.

These actions aim to increase control over the state of conservation of the underground network infrastructure, thereby reducing potential incidents in the medium and long term. It also allows for improved internal monitoring mechanisms, ensuring the functionality of the infrastructure for longer.

This type of measure is part of the preventive maintenance work carried out by Metro and is one of the company's priorities as it ensures a higher quality and more reliable service. Proper maintenance is essential in preventing future incidents in the infrastructure and in ensuring that the Madrid underground network is in the best possible condition, guaranteeing the safety and comfort of its passengers.