The Begoña Metro station is going to undergo a total change. Modernization and accessibility improvement works are planned for it, which will provide it with 7 new elevators, and will completely renovate a space traveled every year by almost 2.5 million travelers, by providing service to the Ramón y Cajal and La Peace.
The reform will involve an investment of almost 18 million euros. The Governing Council yesterday approved the award of the modernization works, which will last about 24 months and are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2023.
In addition to the new elevators, connection corridors will also be built, giving rise to fully accessible routes. The objective is to facilitate the use of this public passenger transport for those with reduced mobility.
In addition, the floors and pavements will be renewed, and new emergency exits will be built to the outside.
All these actions have been highly demanded, as they are very close to these two reference health centers in the region.
To date, Metro de Madrid has installed 558 elevators and 1,712 escalators distributed throughout the network. In the network as a whole, the spaces suitable for people with reduced mobility go from the current 70 percent to 84 percent in 2028.
The Governing Council has also approved the work to eliminate asbestos from the technical rooms and other isolated elements in the Madrid underground, for an amount of 3.3 million euros. These tasks are part of the Asbestos Removal Plan, with which the company will invest up to 170 million euros to eliminate it from its network.