Regional Government of Madrid gives its approval to exercise call option on 684 wagons for Metro de Madrid
The Regional Government of Madrid approved, at its meeting held last Wednesday, the exercise of the call option on 684 Metro de Madrid wagons, of the Series 3000 and 9000, with a total investment of 367 million euros, to be paid in two annual payments.
The operation employs this form of purchase option at the end of the lease period to achieve a saving of 133.5 million euros in the cost of these trains compared with not exercising the option.
The wagons are already operating on nine lines of the Madrid underground and the technical assessment of the state of the fleet is positive. Furthermore, the Regional Transport Consortium and Metro de Madrid consider it essential to use them to maintain the quality of the service currently provided.
On 31 December 2023, the operating and maintenance lease agreements of 252 wagons of the Series 9000 and 432 wagons of the Series 3000, owned by Ferromovil 9000 and Ferromovil 3000 respectively, entered into with Metro de Madrid, mature.
At this time, due to the distribution of trains on each of the lines and in accordance with the availability of the types of stock that can travel on them, it is necessary to maintain all the narrow gauge rolling stock of the Series 3000 and wide gauge rolling stock of the Series 9000 in operation, assigned to Lines 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7-b, 9, 10 and 12.