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Carrying CBTC data over a public LTE network: fact or fiction?

8 December 2015 | By Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez & Juan Moreno García-Loygorri

For Intelligent Transport, Metro de Madrid colleagues Carlos Rodríguez Sánchez and Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, take a look at the feasibility of carrying Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) data over a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network. CBTC data is mostly critical, but most of the services carried over mobile networks, like LTE,…


Metro de Madrid invests in maintenance and seeks new revenuemaking opportunities

24 October 2014 | By Ignacio González Velayos, Chief Executive, Metro de Madrid

After completing its biggest ever expansion in its history during the 2003-2007 legislature with the construction of 80km of new network and 90 new stations, Metro de Madrid is now directing its efforts in maintaining a modern and quality metro network – essential to this plan is, of course, effective…


Improving the blast resilience of rail vehicles

3 March 2014 | By Jean-Luc Bruyelle, El-Miloudi El-Koursi, Amaury Flancquart, IFFSTAR Richard Seddon, Tecnalia; Conor O'Neill, NewRail; Antonio De Santiago Laport, Metro de Madrid

In recent years, terrorist attacks on metro systems have noticeably increased, as illustrated for instance by the Paris, Madrid, and London attacks. These dramatic events have raised concern regarding the ability to increase the efficiency of the management of similar crises in order to reduce the number and gravity of…


Geothermal energy as an alternative energy for underground transport

19 August 2010 | By Manuel Bravo Puente, Coordinator of Energy Installations in Civil Works, Metro de Madrid

The use of underground geothermal energy, as shown through the practical demonstration in the installations at Pacifico station of the Madrid Metro, makes it possible to heat and cool underground spaces, reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and machine maintenance by more than 40%. We can begin by saying that tunnels,…


The rolling stock operated by Metro de Madrid

20 September 2009 | By Manuel González Márquez, Department of New Rolling Stock, Metro de Madrid

Metro de Madrid has grown significantly in the last 15 years, from a network of 121km in 1995 to the current 283km. The fleet of rolling stock operated by the company has also grown in parallel, from 1,076 wagons in 1995 to the current 2,281. The detail of trends in…