The Community of Madrid will install six lifts in the Duque de Pastrana Metro station to make it fully accessible

Lift in a metro station
The Governing Council approves this work for more than 13.5 million euros over a period of two years. The work will also lead to improvements in safety and comfort for users by enlarging the hall or new emergency exits. The second phase of the subway's Accessibility and Inclusion Plan includes more than 100 new lifts at 27 stops and an investment of 332 million euros

The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid has today approved the work to install six lifts in the Duque de Pastrana Metro station. The investment exceeds 13.5 million euros and after its completion will make this stop fully accessible for people with reduced mobility.

The works, which will last approximately two years, also include the extension of the hall to provide access to the two lifts that reach the street. Two new emergency exits and a new ventilation shaft are also planned.

These works are part of the Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2021/28 which will increase the number of accessible stations from the current 70% to 84% upon completion. In this second phase, work will be carried out on 27 stations, installing 103 new lifts with an investment of 332 million euros.

The Government of the Community of Madrid has awarded this work in Duque de Pastrana on the basis of the best value for money. Metro de Madrid offers passengers a total of 558 lifts and 1,712 escalators in its almost 300 kilometres of network.

The next stations where lifts are planned to be installed are: Avenida de América, Ventas, San Bernardo, Núñez de Balboa, Menéndez Pelayo, Begoña, Vicente Aleixandre, O’Donnell, Manuel Becerra, 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.