The main purpose of these works is to meet the accessilibity needs at commuter train stations, with an initial 59 Project Management Plans for stations at different hubs of Spanish geography: Catalonia (Rodalies de Catalunya), Madrid, Valencia (Rodalia València), Murica, Bilbao (Renfe Aldiriak) San Sebastián, Málaga, Cádiz, Cantabria, Asturias and Zaragoza.
The main purpose of these works is to meet the accessbility needs at commuter train stations with a total investment of €40m. To date, the Project Management of 41 works within this contract has been ordered.
The works comprise the total or partial remodelling of the stations with the aim of meeting the accessibility needs of every station. The main works are installation of lifts, extension and overlay of platforms, execution of underpasses and escalators, and adaptation of existing stairs, parking spaces, lighting, shelters and exterior walls.
New commuter train halt: Soto de Henares
On 22nd July 2013, the General Government Administration (AGE), the Madrid Regional Government (CAM) and the Torrejón de Ardoz City Council (AT) signed the “General Protocol for Collaboration between the General Government Administration, the Madrid Regional Government and the Torrejón de Ardoz City Council for the improvement and modernisation of railway connections in Torrejón de Ardoz”.
In this protocol, the General Government Administration, through Spain’s railway infrastructure administrator (ADIF) planned the construction of a new commuter train station in the suburb of Soto del Henares. The new station will be located on a plot connected to the railway line between kilometre points KP 26 + 400 and KP 26 + 700 of lines C2 and C7 of Madrid’s Suburban Railway between Torrejón de Ardoz and La Garena stations. The new station is located close to the new Torrejón hospital and the new residential developments of Soto del Henares, Mancha Amarilla, La Zarzuela, Saucar and Juncal, as well as Casablanca industrial park.
ADIF’s Associate Directorate of Maintenance and Operation of the Conventional Line Network entrusted Ineco with the drawing up of the detailed design and construction management for a Commuter Halt at Soto del Henares (Torrejón de Ardoz).
This new halt, the main building of which was made with a modular structure of gantries forming a free floor plan, which together with the potential for adaptation to different dimensions, forms a totally flexible system, adaptable to any size of commuter station. Within the area are distributed all uses of the building through independent buildable volumes (building within a building). The dimensions of the halt were chosen to serve 6,000 passengers a day, enabling easy subsequent expansion to service a larger number of passengers.
On 31st August 2015, the President of the Madrid Regional Government, Cristina Cifuentes, and the Ministry of Public Works, Ana Pastor, opened the new Madrid commuter stop of Soto del Henares, located in the city of Torrejón de Ardoz.