Blinkay and EYSA contribute their technology to the Aparca T network of dissuasive car parks
Source: Community of Madrid
We are preparing the incorporation of 19 car parks to the Aparca + T network of dissuasive car parks
The Community of Madrid is preparing the incorporation of 19 car parks to the Aparca + T network of dissuasive car parks. The Regional Transport Consortium is developing collaboration agreements with different city councils in the region, as well as with ADIF, to add more than 15,000 free parking spaces with a valid transport ticket used for the day.
The manager of the Consortium, Luis Miguel Martínez-Palencia, has detailed in the Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure Committee of the Madrid Assembly the progress of the Aparca + T network, which was launched at the beginning of the year with a pilot project in Colmenar Viejo, with 1,470 parking spaces next to the town’s Cercanías station.
Access to the car park is free with a valid ticket, which must be used the same day, and the stay is for a maximum of 18 continuous hours. To do this, an access control system and a rate system linked to said use have been promoted, which guarantees that public transport users are free during their stay.
In this way, the entrance to the car park is done in the ordinary way, taking a ticket at the entrance. Upon departure, this ticket is validated at the cashier with the public transport card used that day, or through an application you can validate access to the deterrent car park from your mobile phone without having to go through The cashier. Once registered in the application, users will automatically access and exit the car park, which is equipped with license plate readers.
The Park + T Plan will be developed in three phases over 12 years, reaching more than 90 car parks and more than 46,000 spaces. As Martínez-Palencia has advanced, the Regional Transport Consortium is finalizing the signing of collaboration agreements to incorporate 19 more car parks to the pilot project started in Colmenar Viejo. Specifically, the car park located in Ciudad Universitaria already has the new ATMs that read the public transport card and is pending the signing of the agreement between the Complutense University of Madrid and the Consortium.
The signing of an agreement with the Madrid City Council for three car parks operated by the EMT that perform modal exchange functions is also well advanced. These are the car parks located in Wanda Metropolitano, Nuestra Señora del Recuerdo and Avenida de Portugal.
Likewise, the car parks concessioned by RENFE Viajeros will be incorporated into the Cercanías stations of the A-6 corridor (Las Rozas, Majadahonda, Pinar de las Rozas, Las Matas and El Barrial). In these five car parks, with a total capacity of 4,000 spaces, the reading of the public transport card will be integrated in the ATMs of these car parks, as well as in the El Parking app, to later sign the corresponding agreement to integrate them into the Aparca + T network.
Work is being done in coordination with the town councils of Valdemoro and Fuenlabrada for the drafting of the corresponding agreements, as well as for the adaptation of the intermodal car parks in these municipalities for their integration into the network. Contacts have also been maintained with the municipalities of Alcobendas, Galapagar and Torrejón Ardoz.
On the other hand, in the municipalities of Ciempozuelos, Alcalá de Henares, Collado Villalba and Torrelodones, an investment of more than 30 million euros is foreseen for the construction of new car parks that will be integrated into the network. The Transport Consortium is coordinating with the municipalities and the General Directorate of Local Administration its execution through the Regional Investment Program.
The El Casar car park, in Getafe, included in the construction project for the extension of Metro Line 3, will also be part of Aparca + T.
Investment of 200 million
The Aparca + T Plan comprises two lines of action: the first is to expand and adapt the existing car parks by installing barriers of passage and delimiting the squares, as well as providing them with surveillance and a new identifying image and integrating them into the parking platform. management.
Second, parking lots will be built at strategic points in the region linked to the entry and exit corridors of the capital. The total planned investment is 200 million euros.
The Aparca + T network will use the latest technologies to inform users of the nearest deterrent car park and, in a second phase, of its occupation in real time. In addition, the plan is that other associated services, such as the installation of electric recharging points, reservation of spaces for carsharing cars or bicycle loan systems.
Martínez-Palencia explained that the procedures are being finalized to initiate the public consultation of a decree that gives legal, technical and economic coverage to the network of deterrent car parks of the Community and thus facilitate and expedite its creation and integration of the car parks.