The Regional Government of Madrid invests 2.5 million in quality control in the extension works of Metro Line 3

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The Governing Council has authorised the award of the technical support service for its extension from El Casar to Villaverde Alto. The contract is complementary to the safety coordination contract and includes environmental, archaeological and geotechnical aspects. Work began last February and is expected to continue until the end of 2023. 92 million will be allocated to connect it via 2.6 new kilometres with Metro Line 12, as well as Cercanías on the C3.

This week the Community of Madrid has approved the award of the contract for technical support for the extension of Metro line 3 from El Casar, in Getafe, to Villaverde Alto, for more than 2.5 million euros.

The agreement authorised by the Governing Council covers assistance services in relation to expropriations, archaeology, environment, affected services and their replacement, quality control, geology, geotechnics, tunnels, underground stations, pumping shafts, ventilation shafts, emergency exits, all the facilities required by a railway infrastructure (Metro) for its operation, road surfaces, drainage, structures, health and safety and any other matter related to the work in which it is required.

It also covers the implementation of all activities and the provision of the necessary means for decision support, coordination with other bodies, technical and economic supervision, as well as the monitoring of quality control.

The contract is in addition to the one approved by the Governing Council, also this summer, to manage and coordinate health and safety on the works. Both projects are included in the EU-funded Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (Next Generation Funds).

EXTENSION WORKS IN PROGRESS

The Community of Madrid will benefit more than one million users in the south of the region with this Metro extension, which began last February for 2.6 new kilometres of track. Once the works have been completed, which is scheduled for the end of 2023, El Casar station will connect line 3 with Metro line 12, as well as Cercanías-Renfe via the C3.

This action will also make it possible to reorganise Getafe's urban and interurban bus network to facilitate intermodality in the municipality itself, improving access to transport for the residents of the Los Molinos urban development, which is full swing.

The project, with a budget of almost 92 million euros, will provide a new alternative entrance to the metropolitan area of Madrid, not only for the residents of Getafe but also for the rest of the large municipalities in the southern area, such as Alcorcón, Móstoles, Fuenlabrada and Leganés, which currently can only do so via the Metrosur connection with Metro line 10 at Puerta del Sur station.