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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #301
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I had been in Madrid in 2008, and was very delighted with the metro system. In my experience, it is the most efficient system I had been to. Not to mention, the outrageous and creative designs on the train platforms are the best character owned by Metro de Madrid. Two stations that I will always remember are the Chamartin (the electronic water curtain is just wonderful) and Campo de Las Naciones , which has a lot of flags from all over world were put on display through the artwork, and again, I could spot my national flag there ... I still keep my ticket (still have 5 trips unused) as my memento, and I wish to use them again soon ...

p/s: The crazy Principe Pio interchange also is really amazing ..
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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #302
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Marciomarco, Colonia Jardin is a newer station that Casa de Campo
What? Now, just because one station is newer than other, it can't receive the line of the older station???
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #303
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I had been in Madrid in 2008, and was very delighted with the metro system. In my experience, it is the most efficient system I had been to. Not to mention, the outrageous and creative designs on the train platforms are the best character owned by Metro de Madrid. Two stations that I will always remember are the Chamartin (the electronic water curtain is just wonderful) and Campo de Las Naciones , which has a lot of flags from all over world were put on display through the artwork, and again, I could spot my national flag there ... I still keep my ticket (still have 5 trips unused) as my memento, and I wish to use them again soon ...

p/s: The crazy Principe Pio interchange also is really amazing ..
I agree on those two stations, and I'll add up Nuevos Ministerios, as that's a quite impressive station too! I've always been attracted to Príncipe Pío interchange as well, I love standing there watching trains arriving or leaving the station, plus you can also see Cercanías Renfe trains crossing the bridge above the underground trains, it's just amazing!
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Old March 13th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #304
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I agree.
Well I'm afraid I don't, Madrid Metro may have the best trains but the infrastructure, specially stations, extension, lines, etc. is far way from London tube. Therefore I consider to far-fetched, to call Madrid the city with the best tube.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #305
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All right, friend, you think not .... perfect, you are on your right

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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #306
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All right, friend, you think not .... perfect, you are on your right
Yes I am, but I want to state anyway that it's one of the bests, nobody doubts that's it's even better than New York's (which is not very difficult though).
Another detail which may not be very important, is that trains at Madrid stop for much more longer than in other cities, sometimes really too much time.
In Paris for example you don't even have time to access the train.
Does anybody have any idea why's that?

A lo que me refería Castor, es que Madrid indudablemente tiene los mejores trenes, los más modernos, los más eficientes, pero a mi me parece que el diseño de las estaciones deja bastante que desear.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #307
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Old March 13th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #308
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Madrid in just three days, yay!
I love it!
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Old March 14th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #309
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A lo que me refería Castor, es que Madrid indudablemente tiene los mejores trenes, los más modernos, los más eficientes, pero a mi me parece que el diseño de las estaciones deja bastante que desear.
Un saludo.
Sin duda, las antiguas estaciones de Madrid no son un prodigio de diseño, ni las de Londres, París o cualquier otra ciudad, eran recintos que cumplían una función y nada mas. Hoy día, cualquier nueva estación del metro de Madrid, además de su función tiene un plus arquitectónico, y desde luego, una visión totalmente diferente de la cavidad que significa una estación. Antes era el ensanchamiento de un túnel, ahora es una solución especifica de accesos, planteamientos viales, visibilidad, simplicidad, rapidez, funcionalidad, etc. etc.

En este aspecto, Madrid no tiene nada que envidiar a cualquier otra ciudad, si bien es cierto que en Madrid no existe, ni creo que sea necesario, ninguna estación de un lujo "epatante".

Saludos, Davodavo.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:34 AM   #310
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¡Ay por favor! ¿No podéis escribir en Inglés?
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Don't be like that, you have Google traductor!!
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Be polite guys, and stick to english on the international forums.
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Be polite guys, and stick to english on the international forums.
Sorry, but it was a response in spanish to a statement also expressed in Spanish
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Oh come on, all this is ridiculous.
Anyway, in the second to last photo I uploaded, where is that man going?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #315
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Anyway, in the second to last photo I uploaded, where is that man going?
You should ask him
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 02:44 AM   #316
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I've just got back from Madrid literally three hours ago and LOVED IT again, my 10th time there... The underground is absolutely AMAZING, so modern and efficient!
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 03:09 AM   #317
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Ópera hall station is being extended, but there is a surprise. They found a XVI century public fountain and an acueduct that will be shown in the metro station.

The acueduct:



The fountain, built by the same architect of the Escorial monastery:

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:17 PM   #318
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This is a great notice! I hope this archaeological remains can be visible and incorporated into the station.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 05:51 PM   #319
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MADRID METRO - PENULTIMATE ACTIONS

Information and photographs in the book: Metro de Madrid 1919-2009
Ninety years of history




“Ronda de la Comunicación” station – line 10


“Coslada Central” station – line 7


“Estadio Olímpico” station – line 7


“Reyes Católicos” station – line 10


“Marqués de la Valdavia” station – line 10




“Hospital 12 de octubre” station – line 3


“Arganzuela-Planetario” station – line 6


“Chamartín” station – lines 1 & 10, electronic waterfall


“San Francisco” station – line 11, entrance


“Pinar del Rey” station – line 8


“Alameda de Osuna” station – line 5


“El Capricho” station – line 5
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I love all of those pictures, metro de Madrid is simply AMAZING, definitely my favourite underground network in the world, it's so modern!
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