The Community of Madrid exhibits the technology of Metro Station 4.0 at Civil Engineering Week
From today, the Community of Madrid is exhibiting Metro's Station 4.0 model at the Civil Engineering Week, a development in digital transformation that is already a reality at the Gran Vía stop and which will be extended this year to another 32 stations in the network, to be implemented progressively until 2029.
The Regional Minister of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, David Pérez, participated in the opening of the 7th edition of the dissemination initiative organised by the Association of Civil Engineers of Madrid. During his speech, he highlighted the regional government's major public transport infrastructure projects, including ambitious initiatives such as the extension of Metro lines 3, 5 and 11 and the construction of the new underground line in Madrid Nuevo Norte, as well as the four new interchanges at Conde de Casal, Legazpi, Valdebebas and Chamartín.
The Station 4.0 is Metro de Madrid's digital transformation programme with the aim of improving customer service based on the latest technological advances in the industry. Passenger access is thus facilitated, new validation control devices are installed (such as intelligent turnstiles), advances in payment are introduced, and the option of making video calls to provide users with more information.
Participants in the Road Engineering Week will have access to two mini-simulators where they will be attended by Metro instructors, with whom they will recreate the experience of driving a Metro train.
FREE GUIDED TOURS
During the event, the regional government has organised free guided tours of two of Metro's most emblematic museum spaces: the Museum of Historic Trains at Chamartín station and the Chamberí Station Museum.
Specifically, there will be a tour of the Historical Trains Museum located at Chamartín station tomorrow where, in addition to visiting the permanent exhibition, visitors will be able to enjoy Metro's historical simulator, in an interactive area where they can tour the stations and travel on the classic trains of what was the first Metro line, opened in 1919.
On 9 March, it will be time to discover the historic Chamberí station in a guided tour that will focus on the original design of this stop, the work of the architect Antonio Palacios. A facility that remains frozen in time because it had to be closed in 1966 due to the impossibility of carrying out works to extend its platforms.
To participate in these activities, registration is required on the website of the Civil Engineering Week, where the full programme can be checked: https://semanaingenieriacaminosmadrid.com/eventos/. Metro de Madrid will also open the Train Museum at Chamartín station during the event, with its historical simulator. In this case, registrations must be made on https://museosmetromadrid.es/.