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Rail Study Tour

Discover 5 Major Rail Networks in 3 days

Start your Summit experience earlier by joining our Rail Study Tour on 2-4 June 2023.

Our Rail Study Tour gives the opportunity to join a unique learning event composed of technical visits to 5 major rail networks in 3 Spanish cities with a diversity of technologies and operation strategies:


  • Metro Madrid operating the metro of Madrid
  • Tranvia de Zaragoza operating an integrated tram system
  • Renfe operating the suburban network in Barcelona
  • FGC in Barcelona operating the suburban railway network in Barcelona
  • TMB operating the metro of Barcelona, including a fully automated line


Register now for the Rail Study Tour

What's on the programme?

2 June

09:00 to 12:00  Madrid – Focus on Metro and intermodal stations with Metro de Madrid

  • Metro Maintenance facilities
  • Operation Control Centre (OCC)
  • Visit of the Exhibition of classic trains at Metro Museum and Chamartín intermodal station
  • Metro de Madrid Corporate presentations:
    • CIT (Integral Transportation Centre). Building design and development of the old depot
    • Metro de Madrid, present and future:
      • Accessibility and modernization of stations
      • New technologies developments
    • Gran Vía Station (4.0 station); developments and intermodality
13:00 to 16:00 – Madrid – Focus on intermodal stations with Renfe regional trains
  • Visit of Gran Via station, line 1 and Sol Hub
  • New Gambia station
  • Visit to the Control Centre
    • Control Centre presentation
    • Outlook of the Control Centre

3 June

09:00 to 12:00 – Zaragoza –  Travel by high speed rail to Zaragoza

13:00 to 16:00 – Zaragoza – Integrated tram system
  • Presentations with visits of Central Control Point, Digital Depot & Workshop with tram trip.
16:00 to 18:00 – Barcelona – Travel by high speed rail to Barcelona

4 June

09:00 – 12:00 – Summit Technical Visits
15:45 – 15:45 – End of the Study Tour – Start of UITP Global Public Transport Summit

Registration Fees

The price for this Study Tour is 250 .

Excludes VAT, cost of transport between cities, accommodation and meals (at charge of participants).

You can only attend the Study Tours if you are registered for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit with a Full Pass.



Register now for the Rail Study Tour