Metro Line 5, which covers 23.2 kilometers from Alameda de Osuna to Casa de Campo, with 32 stations, will be closed for work from July 3rd to September 3rd. The line, which crosses Madrid from northeast to southeast, passing through the city center, is one of the Metro's most important lines, carrying 64.7 million passengers in 2016.
The Region of Madrid will invest 66.5 million euros in the remodeling. The work will take 62 days, involving up to 250 operators, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to minimize the inconvenience for users.
Inse Rail, as the provider of Technical Assistance to the Project Management of Metro de Madrid, will coordinate the upgrade works, which include replacing the existing catenary with a rigid system, overhauling signaling and lighting inside tunnels, and installing a TETRA radio-telephone system as the communications structure for tunnels, stations, and trains.
Metro de Madrid will also take advantage of the closing to renovate four stations: Canillejas, Torre Arias, Suanzes, and Aluche. These will become the first stations upgraded as part of the remodeling plan designed by the Regional Government, which will involve an investment of 60.6 million euros through 2021, renovating a total of 23 stations distributed on eight lines.
Inse Rail recently participated in the remodeling of line 1, the oldest metro line in Spain, providing Technical Assistance to the Project Management of Metro de Madrid to upgrade the installations, and on line 8, considered to be the fastest line in the network, it provided Technical Assistance in the track maintenance and train safety work.