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Aguado announces the hiring of 300 new drivers at the Madrid Metro in 2020

2019-10-16T16:22:42.465Z

Metro de Madrid will hire more than 300 new drivers in 2020, which will be added to the 100 that have already joined the workforce in recent months. This figure will mean "



Metro de Madrid will hire more than 300 new drivers in 2020 , which will be added to the 100 that have already joined the workforce in recent months. This figure will be a "historical record" in the workforce and will improve the frequencies of the convoys.

The announcement was made this Tuesday by the regional vice president, Ignacio Aguado, in an act celebrating the centenary of the suburban. "The most valuable thing that Madrid people have is time and we cannot make them lose it on the platforms," ​​said the leader of Ciudadanos, the party that controls the Ministry of Transportation.

Number of machinists of the Madrid Metro

The incorporation of the new drivers to the current workforce of around 1,800 troops will cost about 15 million euros a year . This will exceed the maximum number of 2,078 drivers reached in 2011, according to a spokesman for the regional government.

In parallel, the Community of Madrid follows the process for the purchase of 60 new trains that were announced in October 2018. However, the contract for the award of its construction has not yet been tendered.

"But a very important part of the improvement of the frequencies has to do with the hiring of the machinists; we have analyzed it and there we are going to influence precisely next year," said the Minister of Transportation, Ángel Garrido.

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