The Community of Madrid will reopen Metro Line 9 tomorrow between Colombia and Príncipe de Vergara stations
The Community of Madrid will reopen Metro Line 9 tomorrow between Colombia and Príncipe de Vergara stations, following the completion of renovation work carried out in August.
In particular, the waterproofing systems, ceilings and interior finishes have been improved and asbestos has been removed from the vaults and the various technical rooms of the Núñez de Balboa, Concha Espina, Cruz del Rayo and Avenida de América stations.
In addition, the latter works coincided with the measures planned for this station as part of the Metro de Madrid Accessibility and Inclusion Plan. This plan includes the installation of ten lifts, the installation of new emergency exits and the renewal of all signage.
During this period, the Community of Madrid has implemented a free alternative bus service for Metro users. These buses have followed a street route that paralleled the same section of the underground network impacted by the ongoing construction works.
The Madrid underground network's Asbestos Removal Plan, which began in 2018 and is scheduled to end in 2028, has an investment of €170 million, of which more than €62 million have already been executed. Since its launch, over a hundred contracts have been tendered to remove this element from trains and facilities.