Madrid metro announces €238.5m maintenance contracts

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A Madrid metro station pictured in 2016. Photo: Joyfull/Shutterstock.
A Madrid metro station pictured in 2016. Photo: Joyfull/Shutterstock.

The Madrid metro has announced three maintenance contractors totalling more than €230 million in a bid to improve the quality of the system.

The majority of that fund will be spent on cleaning stations over the course of the next four years but power supply for 2018 and 2019 and four-year escalator maintenance is also covered.


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Overall €155 million will be spent on cleaning, including technical cleaning of machinery and a four per cent increase in cleaning hours, €70 million on the supply of high and low voltage electric power and €13 million on the maintenance and repair of – including step chain replacement – for 634 of the network’s 1,700 escalators.

The Madrid metro is used by more than 2.2 million people every day.


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