The first urbanization works of Madrid Nuevo Norte begin

Madrid Nuevo Norte begins with the first infrastructure works. So they launched foundation works and support for the covering of the marshalling yard located in the southern area of ​​the Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station.

This departure was made official by an act chaired by the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez. Additionally, there was the presence of Paloma Martín, Minister of Environment, Housing and Agriculture of the Community of Madrid; the President of Adif and Adif AV, María Luisa Domínguez; and the President of Crea Madrid Nuevo Norte, Álvaro Arestiwho discovered a commemorative plaque.

The Minister underlined the importance of the act, since Madrid Nuevo Norte “is the most important urban regeneration project in Europe, an urban project equal to a European capital, a large project of size and investment, but also meaningful because it implies a commitment to a specific urban development: for a city model and for a mobility model. Because this Government, as we demonstrate with the policies we promote, has an ambitious vision mobility and a firm commitment to quality public transport.

This project is based on a dense and compact city model that promotes urban life. “It was born from the total renovation of the Chamartín station, from which a new hyper-connected public transport network was structured. And it was designed to make people matter and to be traveled comfortably on foot or by bike,” he added.

For its part, the Minister of the Environment, Housing and Agriculture said: “The Community of Madrid already plans to invest 39 million euros to provide Madrid Nuevo Norte with two public schools and an institute, the construction of which will begin in 2025 and add 3,200 places”. In addition, he highlighted the contributions of two large public companies in the Community of Madrid, Metro and Canal de Isabel II, which are going to develop some of the most important backbone infrastructures in Madrid Nuevo Norte, and pointed out that “Canal de Isabel II will act, between 2024 and 2027, on six hydraulic installations and 12 kilometers of pipelines, with an investment of 80 million euros, and Metro de Madrid will build three new stations with an investment of 290 million euros”.

For its part, Álvaro Aresti, President of Crea Madrid Nuevo Nortedefined the start-up works as “the best example of the transformative power of Madrid Nuevo Norte, which will be able to convert the space currently occupied by this railway infrastructure into a destination and a space for people to meet and enjoy themselves. And all this, without interfering with its operational capacity or with the transcendental service that the railway offers to citizens”.

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The next steps

Regarding road coverage, After this initial work, it is expected that two other advances can be made at the beginning of 2023: the beginning of the drafting of the comprehensive coverage project, both in the north and in the south; as well as the drafting of the overall preliminary design for the APR 05.10 Chamartín station area, once awarded the current international architectural competition.

Likewise, 2023 will be a key year for the development of the Madrid Nuevo Norte projectsince it is also planned to formalize during the year the urban initiatives of its different areas, which will later give rise to the constitution of Compensation Commissions and the approval of urbanization projects.

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