Investment approved to modernise control of underground trains in Madrid

Posted: 27 January 2022 | | No comments yet

In order to increase reliability and safety, the Regional Government of Madrid has approved a €6.96 million investment to modernise the centralised control of Metro de Madrid’s underground trains.

Regional Government of Madrid approves €7 million investment to modernise underground trains

Credit: Metro de Madrid

Metro de Madrid has announced that the Regional Government of Madrid has approved a €6.96 million investment for the contracting of the services to renew the control and regulation system for centralised train movements on the Madrid underground, thus achieving a more reliable, improved system with a better service quality for users

The finance will be allocated over the next 28 months to renew the whole SCADA technological infrastructure installed at the Command Post and at one of the network’s Remote Installation and Safety Control Posts (TICS).

The Command Post centralises, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the control of train movements, safety, the state of the facilities, the essential electricity supply for the functioning of the stations and trains and customer care. This post is supported by several Remote Installation and TICS distributed around the network to guarantee the day-to-day service.

Furthermore, this project seeks to enhance the technological and functional development of the current centralised train movement control and its transformation into a next generation system that increases availability, reliability and safety requirements.

Accordingly, by improving the systems that centralise the control of train movements, along with their regulation, the service quality is increased for Metro de Madrid users, since the reliability of daily train movements directly provides a more efficient service for underground travellers.

The investment in this project may be 50 per cent co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Regional Government of Madrid.