Regional Government of Madrid approves accessibility and modernisation works on Menéndez Pelayo underground station
The Regional Government of Madrid approved the award process today for Metro de Madrid to carry out the modernisation and accessibility works on Menéndez Pelayo station for a sum of 8.5 million euros, due to last for one year. The scheduled works are due to start at this underground station at the end of the year.
The reform will improve the waterproofing and drainage system, involving the removal and demolition of the existing system and finishes to incorporate other new systems by means of a continuous system of polyester slats in vaults to channel leaks.
A new ventilation shaft will also be built to house the installation of forced air on station platforms and the wall cladding that is in a bad state will be replaced.
As regards accessibility, two new lifts will be installed to facilitate access to the station, and new passageways will be built for users, along with the entrance hall and another connection towards Menéndez Pelayo station.
These works are included under the 2nd Accessibility and Inclusion Plan of Metro de Madrid 2021-2028, which provides continuity to the previous plan, under which another 27 stations will be converted into fully accessible spaces, which will mean that the number of accessible stations on the Madrid underground will rise from 68% to 84%. In total, 103 new lifts will be installed with a total project investment of 332 million euros.
Last week, the Regional Government of Madrid also approved the award of accessibility and modernisation works at Avenida de América underground station for the sum of 38 million euros, with a contract duration of 36 months.
To date, actions have been carried out Bilbao, Sevilla, Canillejas, Suanzes, Torre Arias, San Blas, Pavones, Tribunal, Ascao, Esperanza, Prosperidad, Alfonso XIII, Arturo Soria, Príncipe de Vergara, Conde De Casal, Duque de Pastrana and Gran Vía stations, and Pueblo Nuevo and Cuatro Caminos stations are currently under works.
As well as Menéndez Pelayo station, the 2nd Plan will improve Núñez de Balboa (L5 and L9), Ibiza, Oporto (L5 and L6), Duque de Pastrana, Vicente Aleixandre, O´Donnell, Manuel Becerra (L2 and L6), Cuzco, Santiago Bernabéu, Concha Espina, Cruz del Rayo, Pío XII, Ventilla, Barrio del Pilar, Herrera Oria, Artilleros, Estrella, García Noblejas, Banco de España, Acacias, Carabanchel, Alto de Extremadura and Ciudad Lineal stations.
Metro de Madrid is already one of the most accessible undergrounds in the world. With a total of 1,712 escalators and 558 lifts, it is the most accessible metro system in Europe in terms of the number of lifts and the third most accessible in the world.
The actions included under this contract will be 50% co-financed under the ERDF Operating Plan of the Region of Madrid.