The Community of Madrid to introduce intelligent turnstiles at 32 Metro stations
The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid has today approved the supply and installation of new intelligent turnstiles at 32 stations in the Metro network, with an investment of 16 million euros. The contract is the first step in the technological improvement plan to extend the metro's 4.0 model, which involves major improvements in passenger information and accessibility, to a total of 137 stations by 2029.
The contract involves the installation of 387 intelligent passenger access turnstiles at Begoña, Menéndez Pelayo, Ventas, Avenida de América, Méndez Álvaro, San Bernardo, Diego de León, Ibiza, Núñez de Balboa, Oporto, Duque de Pastrana, Alonso Martínez, Conde de Casal, Cuatro Caminos, Santiago Bernabéu, Ciudad Universitaria, Manuel Becerra, Juan de la Cierva, Tres Olivos, El Carrascal, Reyes Católicos, Las Tablas, Montecarmelo, Conservatorio, Casa del Reloj, Casa de Campo, Getafe Central, Marqués de Valdavia, Manuel de Falla, Alonso de Mendoza, Los Espartales and Hospital Severo Ochoa.
The first machines are expected to be operational by the end of this year, with a first delivery of 26 devices expected in the last quarter, and from then on, every month, 26 devices will be installed until all 387 devices are operational, within 24 months.
The access turnstiles have a more intuitive interface and a display that provides the user with information on validating their ticket using graphics and text, as well as acoustic warnings and LED lighting at the gates, a contactless reader and on the floor informs the passenger of the result of the validation. This equipment has been patented by the Madrid railway company with the aim of making access to public transport easier and more comfortable for passengers.