The Community attends the International Union of Public Transport to present its innovation, sustainable mobility and accessibility policy of Madrid

The Community of Madrid participates in the Congress of the International Union of Public Transport (UITP), which opens today and will be held until this Wednesday in Barcelona. At this event, the Madrid Regional Transport Consortium (CRTM) and Metro de Madrid will present their innovation, sustainable mobility and accessibility policy to the world's leading operators. Person with a pamphlet in hand explaining something to another
04 2023 June

The CRTM will project, at the information stand that it shares with Metro, a video with the projects that are being developed in its Innovation Center, such as the autonomous bus on the campus of the Autonomous University of Madrid, new bank card payment systems or QR codes and the development of a real-time multimodal planner to improve traveler information.

It will also show the APARCA+T Plan for deterrent parking to promote the combined use of the car and public transport; the renewal of fleets with less polluting technologies (such as electric or hydrogen buses); the implementation of the intelligent BUS-VAO on the A-2 motorway between Alcalá de Henares and Avenida de América in the capital, or the Big Data and Business Intelligence projects to optimize information and facilitate the management of the public transport system.

Through mobile devices, the Consortium staff will teach the new App Transport Card that allows these tickets to be loaded anywhere with just a bank card, and the pilot test of the virtual Public Transport Card (TTP), which makes it possible to validate them with a mobile phone.

Both the CRTM and Metro will take part in different technical committees. The Madrid underground will present the main projects in which it is currently involved, from digital transformation to saving and responsible management of resources, including the accessibility and inclusion plan in which it is immersed.

smart lathes

Among the great innovations that the Community of Madrid is going to announce at this international public transport event are the smart turnstiles that the company is going to install throughout this year in 32 stations on the network. This is the first step in the technological improvement plan to extend the Metro 4.0 model, which implies important advances in terms of passenger information and accessibility, in a total of 137 stops until 2029.

Another of the most notable initiatives that the region will exhibit at the UITP is the construction of the new Metro Data Processing Center (CPD), the so-called brain of the suburban network. This space, with a surface area of ​​more than 6.000 m2, will allow the storage of state-of-the-art data to manage the information from all the control centers and digitized elements.

On the other hand, the suburban headquarters is characterized by being a model of sustainability and efficient use of resources thanks to the use of geothermal energy, photovoltaic panels and water reuse. More recently, it has launched a new logistics center, a pioneer in Spain, which improves the productivity and efficiency of the Metro warehouse.