Regional Government of Madrid modernises centralised control of underground trains with investment of 7 million euros
The Regional Government of Madrid has today approved the contracting of the services to renew the control and regulation system for centralised train movements on the Madrid underground, thus achieving a more reliable, improved system with a better service quality for users.
To achieve that, 6.96 million euros will be allocated over the next 28 months to renew the whole SCADA technological infrastructure installed at the Command Post and at one of the network’s Remote Installation and Safety Control Posts (TICS).
This project seeks to enhance the technological and functional development of the current centralised train movement control and its transformation into a next generation system that increases availability, reliability and safety requirements.
Accordingly, by improving the systems that centralise the control of train movements, along with their regulation, the service quality is increased to Metro de Madrid users, since the reliability of daily train movements directly provides a more efficient service for underground travellers.
The successful bidder of this tender process is the company Siemens Rail Automation, given that it is the only company with the capacity to carry out the works contracted.
The investment in this project may be 50% co-financed by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) of the Regional Government of Madrid.
The Metro de Madrid Command Post is located at Alto de Arenal station and was inaugurated in the year 2000. This nerve centre of Metro de Madrid undertakes the centralised management, using the latest technology and with direct communication and vision, of the different areas in which the underground service is organised.
This Post centralises, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the control of train movements, safety, the state of the facilities, the essential electricity supply for the functioning of the stations and trains and customer care. The Command Post is supported by several Remote Installation and Safety Control Posts (TICS) distributed around the network to guarantee the day-to-day service.