This agreement regulates the collaboration and coordination between the public administrations and DCN to execute infrastructure that is essential for the project and for the city as a whole.
The signing of this document brings the planning phase to a close, and opens the urban management phase of the Madrid Nuevo Norte project .
All of the parties involved stressed the importance of institutional consensus and public-private collaboration for Madrid Nuevo Norte to become a reality.
Today, the president of the Region of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, the president of ADIF, Isabel Pardo de Vera and the president of Distrito Castellana Norte (DCN), Álvaro Aresti, signed the framework agreement for Madrid Nuevo Norte. The signing of this document is a milestone for the project. It represents the final step in the planning phase, allowing the project to move on to the urban management phase.
This agreement regulates the collaboration and coordination between the public administrations and DCN to execute key infrastructure for the project and for the entire city. These include remodelling important traffic hubs in the capital, renovating Chamartín Station, covering the railway tracks, new transport interchanges, a new Metro line and relocating and improving the city’s water supply installations.
Aresti: “One of the most important milestones for Madrid Nuevo Norte”
In the words of DCN’s president, “today, we passed one of the most important milestones for Madrid Nuevo Norte to soon become a reality”. “Today, the planning phase of the project is definitively closed and we now enter the urban management phase, prior to the start of the works, the first time that this has been achieved in the long history of this project,” said Aresti.
Aresti stressed that the agreement and its implementation “will make it possible to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure that will put our region at the forefront of sustainable urban planning and improve the quality of life of millions of people”. “Madrid Nuevo Norte is a ground-breaking urban model that is firmly focused on sustainable mobility, energy decarbonisation and conserving natural resources and values”, said the president of DCN.
Díaz Ayuso: “Madrid Nuevo Norte is now a reality”
The President of the Region of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, stressed the importance of this agreement and the collaboration between public administrations and private companies that will be needed to move forward with the project. For the regional president, this agreement represents “one of the largest exercises in public-private collaboration in our history” and it and will help start important infrastructure projects as soon as possible. Díaz Ayuso emphasised that the unique actions regulated by the agreement signed today are “necessary to attract companies, international institutions, investment and talent thanks to the Madrid Nuevo Norte Central Business District”. The President pointed out that Madrid Nuevo Norte, a project that is “a symbol of structuring, modernity and prosperity” is no longer a project for the future, but rather “is a reality for citizens today”.
Martínez-Almeida: “It’s possible through public-private collaboration and collaboration between Administrations”
The Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, highlighted the “extraordinary importance” of the document that was signed today, because “it moves us fully into the project management stage“ and means “we might be able to see work on the land of Madrid Nuevo Norte shortly”. For Madrid’s mayor, “the collaboration between administrations and the private sector, in this case DCN, is what has made it possible”.
Pardo de Vera: “Transforming the city to improve people’s lives”
For the president of Adif, Isabel Pardo de Vera, the opportunity to sign the infrastructure framework agreement gives her “great satisfaction” because its objective is to “transform this urban landscape to improve people’s lives“, she stressed. Adif’s president highlighted the value of the consensus between institutions and companies, which will be embodied by the “monitoring committee in which all parties will be represented”. Pardo de Vera also stressed the importance of the future Chamartín Station, which will be “the heart of Madrid Nuevo Norte and the heart of Europe, an architectural icon, a new transport hub and a benchmark for sustainability”.