The Government convenes the Cercanías Monitoring Commission in Madrid on Thursday

MADRID, 25 Mar.

The Government convenes the Cercanías Monitoring Commission in Madrid on Thursday


The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda has convened the Madrid Commuter Monitoring Commission for this Thursday afternoon to report on the actions underway in the Community, as well as the deadlines for the work that is already being carried out and those planned.

This was announced this Saturday by the Secretary of State for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, David Lucas, during his visit, together with regional representatives, of the expansion works on Line 3 of the Madrid Metro.

Lucas has defended the importance of collaboration between administrations, exemplified in projects like this one, a work co-financed with European funds through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in an agreement between the Ministry and the Community of Madrid.

The Secretary of State recalled that this connection between Casar and Villaverde Alto is a "historic claim" of the municipalities in the south of the Community of Madrid. Thus, he has explained that the Ministry contributes 144 million, through European funds, for various projects including this work.

This joint action entails, he stressed, improving Madrid's transport, as well as the infrastructures, the connections by Metro, by land transport, but "also improving the outskirts of Madrid".

Along these lines, the Monitoring Commission for the Madrid commuter plan has been convened for Thursday, March 30, at 5:00 p.m., at the Ministry's headquarters.

In it, the Community of Madrid has been summoned to monitor the actions that are being carried out in Cercanías, within the program of 6,500 million euros, 4,000 of which "are already mobilized or in execution", David highlighted Luke.

Likewise, it will seek to deepen the coordination between the State, the regional Administration and with the town halls so that the services of both Cercanías and in coordination with the rest of public transport are "optimal" and have "the reliability and demands demanded by the neighbors of the entire Community".

The Secretary of State has stressed that these investments and actions produce "certain dysfunctions when making them", in reference to the delays and interruptions in the services that have occurred in recent weeks, something that he has related to the "few investments" in the past.

"Those infrastructures over the years suffer deterioration and the works sometimes cause inconvenience," he explained, after which he joked with an unofficial motto in Renfe that reads "sorry for the improvements."

"We are working, we have put more trains, we have put information servers and we are going in that commission, I think it is where it belongs, to give all the precise information of all the works that we are doing", concluded David Lucas.