The Community of Madrid renews 35 electrical substations in the Metro network

The Governing Council approves the allocation of a framework agreement with an investment of 5.5 million euros over four years. The work involves the partial or complete renovation of the facilities and includes the elimination of elements that may contain asbestos. The work will be carried out without causing any inconvenience to the regular underground service

The Community of Madrid is going to renew 35 electrical substations in the Metro network. The Governing Council has given the green light to the procurement of the framework agreement for the renovation works of these facilities with an investment of more than 5.5 million euros over the next four years.

Metro, the public company, has a total of 120 electrical substations distributed throughout various areas of Madrid, which provide energy to the Madrid underground, allowing trains to run and stations to provide the appropriate service (lighting, escalators, lifts, turnstiles, etc.).

This renovation will provide the substations with new technologies and will make it possible to eliminate any asbestos-containing elements that may exist. The work is part of the Asbestos Removal Plan that the company has been carrying out since the beginning of 2018 in trains and facilities and which has been agreed with by the majority of the unions, which are participating in its monitoring. The plan will run until 2025 and will eliminate any trace of this material in the network.

Metro de Madrid has designed a strategy to act in electrical substations by defining three different scenarios according to the needs of each facility. Some of the substations will need partial renovations, while in others a comprehensive reform will be carried out.

The execution of the contract will be carried out with the aim of minimising the repercussions on the normal Metro service, so that the work can be carried out without causing inconvenience to passengers. The maintenance of the facilities is one of the priorities for Metro de Madrid in order to ensure a public service that is increasingly higher in quality, safer and more reliable.