Madrid to Modernise Fleet with Plans for 80 New Metro Trains

Madrid’s Governing Council has approved the purchase of 80 metro trains to modernise the city’s fleet, increase capacity and improve energy efficiency and passenger experience.

Madrid Metro
Metro de Madrid

This was announced during a meeting to increase the debt of the public company up to EUR 1.378 billion. This is necessary in order to support the planned expansions on Metro lines 3, 5 and 11, the construction of a new route in Madrid Nuevo Norte and rolling stock renewal.

The council has agreed to a tender of slightly over EUR 1 billion to purchase 40 narrow gauge and 40 wide gauge units. The former will run on Metro line 1, while the latter will serve passengers on lines 6, 8 and 11.

These 80 trains will consist of six cars with connecting corridors between them, four of which will be engines and the other two trailers with driver’s cabs at each end.

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