The Community of Madrid presents its projects to extend Metro and digitalise public transport at the Global Mobility Call
Over the next few days, the Community of Madrid will be presenting some of its most innovative public transport projects at the Global Mobility Call congress to be held at IFEMA until next Thursday. Thus, the booth shared by Metro and the Regional Transport Consortium will showcase initiatives such as the new Santiago Bernabéu station, the digitalisation plans applied to this area and the first underground line that will be able to operate automatically and without a driver in the future Madrid Nuevo Norte urban development.
The Regional Minister for Housing, Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, Jorge Rodrigo, inaugurated today this international event, unique in the world, which brings together more than 10,000 people and 250 leading companies in sustainable mobility in the Spanish capital.
During his speech, Rodrigo stressed the importance of having "an intelligent and environmentally friendly ecosystem based on the idea of combining modernity with service to citizens" in the industry.
"The regional government wants to integrate mobility and digitalisation and move towards a carbon-free model. We want the people of Madrid to have more options and facilities when it comes to transport, and we also want the companies involved to have the right context to generate economic activity and employment," he said.
In the more than 100 square metre space for the Community of Madrid, projects such as the forthcoming connection of lines 3 and 12, from Villaverde Alto to El Casar, the first section of the extension of line 11 and the 80 new trains that will renew the underground, in addition to those mentioned above, will be exhibited.
This space will also present the digitalisation initiatives that will enable the development of applications with which users will be able to design a tailored route or find out the arrival time of a train or bus and its level of occupancy.
In addition, representatives of the metropolitan company and CRTM will participate as speakers at two round tables. The first, with the title Public transport as the backbone of sustainable mobility for citizens, will have the participation of the CEO of Metro de Madrid, Ignacio Vázquez, and the Managing Director of the Consortium, Pablo Rodríguez. And the second, which will focus on The digitalisation of public transport for a better user experience, will be hosted by Isaac Centellas, head of facilities and information systems of the underground network.