Public transport users who come to Madrid from Colmenar Viejo already have the first parking lot of the Aparca + T Plan, which has been opened precisely in this municipality. It has 1,470 seats and is located next to the local train station. The use of it will be free for 18 hours, for public transport users provided they have a valid transport certificate that is used on the same day.
The regional vice president, Ignacio Aguado, together with the Minister of Transportation, Ángel Garrido, presented the new equipment, which the first considers “a step forward to achieve coordinated and effective mobility in the region.”
The agreement for the use of this parking was signed by the counselor Garrido and the mayor of Colmenar, Jorge García, as soon as the first one arrived at the Government of the region, last September. Soon, they have announced, agreements will be signed to launch two others, in the University City and in the Wanda Metropolitano.
The Aparca + T Plan includes an extensive network of dozens of deterrent parking lots that will be implemented gradually throughout the legislature. It will be developed over 12 years, in three phases: the first one concludes in 2021 and, by then, it is estimated that there will be 25 car parks and a total of 16,000 parking spaces. When the three phases are finished, in 2025, there will be 90 car parks and 46,000 parking spaces around the capital. This network will help, esteemed Aguado, to Madrid people move “in a fast, sustainable and cheap way”.
The parking is entered as in any other, collecting a ticket at the entrance, which at the exit is validated at the ATM with the public transport card that was used that day. As of January 24, access to the car park can also be validated from the mobile phone, without even going through the ATM. A registration reader will allow access and exit automatically.
Users will have other services: it will incorporate electric charging points, reservation of seats for carsharing cars or bicycle lending systems. .