The project includes major works of engineering to improve urban mobility, give pedestrians a prominent role and optimise the water mains of Canal de Isabel II.
Madrid Nuevo Norte, Madrid’s vast urban development project, is not just about what can be seen above ground. Much has been said about new housing, skyscrapers that will shape Madrid’s new skyline, green spaces or the dense network of facilities available to the new residents and existing neighbourhoods. However, the largest urban regeneration project in Europe also includes major infrastructure works that will be fundamental for the Madrid of the future. These infrastructures address the needs and challenges for urban and regional growth, including more efficient public transport or water supply for the capital.
Sustainable mobility: new intermodal transport hubs and train stations
The project will include two new intermodal transport hubs to facilitate intermodality, i.e. use of several additional means of transport on the same route to optimise transit through the city. The larger of the two will be undergrounded, next to Chamartín train station, while the other will at street level, across from La Paz Hospital.
Additionally to these infrastructures, three new Metro stops will be built along the north-south axis, one in the future business centre, and two north and south of Fuencarral. A new commuter train station will also be built at Fuencarral. Furthermore, a three-kilometre ground-level platform will be built for Bus Rapid Transit.
The water of Madrid
The Canal de Isabel II mains, through which 80% of Madrid’s drinking water flows, will be fully renewed as part of the Madrid Nuevo Norte project. More than 12 kilometres of pipes will be replaced to optimise water efficiency and enhance water management.