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Old March 31st, 2010, 07:26 AM   #341
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The Madrid metro trains....



... look very much like some Sao Paulo line 11 trains...



of course, they are CAF from the Basque Country! By the way great thread and I hope Sao Paulo gets an expansion as great as that of Madrid.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 05:18 PM   #342
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New train 8500 series in CAF´s factory:

CAF factories may be in the Basque country or elsewhere in Spain, in the photo above is at the factory in Zaragoza, Aragon, where trains are being manufactured for Madrid Metro.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #343
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METRO MADRID – 90 YEARS OF HISTORY THROUGH THE NETWORK MAP (& III)


In 1999 produced the following openings in the Metro de Madrid:
Line 1: New section south "Portazgo" / "Congosto"
Line 4: New section north-east "Esperanza" / "Parque de Santa María"
Line 6: With the section "Laguna" / "Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid metro completed its first circular line
Line 7: Gives a big leap with the section "Avenida de America" / "Pitis" and approaching the center of the city to northwestern
Line 8: Is open a new line with this number, different from pre-existing. The course, provisional, is "Mar de Cristal" / "Barajas”. With this line Madrid Metro reaches the airport of Madrid Barajas
Line 9: Metro Madrid out of the city with the section "Pavones" / "Arganda del Rey"
Line 10: It has the following performances;
A) On its west side is varied its route to reach the station "North", which is now called "Principe Pio"
B) It creates a new section in towards the center / north "Alonso Martinez" / "Fuencarral" which takes the route of the old line 8 "Nuevos Ministerios" / "Fuencarral"
Line 11: Opens a short stretch of this new line "Pan Bendito" / "Plaza Eliptica”



Proceedings 2003:
Line 5 extends its way to the new station "Casa de Campo", created in the section "Campamento" / "Batan" of line 10
Line 8 completes its route with the new section "Mar de Cristal" / "Nuevos Ministerios"
Line 10 extends to the municipalities in the southwest of Madrid with the stretch "Casa de Campo" / "Puerta del Sur". The section "Casa de Campo" / "Aluche" it belongs to line 5
Opens the new circular Line 12, which runs entirely out of Madrid, at the towns of Alcorcon, Mostoles, Fuenlabrada, Getafe and Leganes


Metro de Madrid in 2007 gives a qualitative leap with the following actions:
Line 1: Extension to the south with the section "Congosto" / "Valdecarros"
Expansion to the north with the section "Plaza de Castilla" / "Pinar de Chamartin"
Line 2: Enlargement to the east with the section "Ventas" / "La Elipa"
Line 3: Expansion to the south with the section "Legazpi" / "Villaverde Alto"
Line 4: Expansion to the west with the tranche "Parque de Santa Maria" / "Pinar de Chamartin"
Line 5: Extension to the northeast of the tranche "Canillejas" / "Alameda de Osuna"
Line 6: Inauguration of the new station "Arganzuela-Planetarium"
Line 7: Extension to the municipalities in the southeast with the section "The Muses" / "Henares"
Line 8: Enlargement "Barajas" / "Aeropuerto T4”
Line 10: Extension to the northern municipalities with the tranche "Fuencarral" / "Hospital del Norte"
Opening the lines ML1, ML2 and ML3 Metro Ligero


With the launch of the station "Hospital del Henares" in line 7 and the name changed of station "Hospital del Norte", now "Hospital Infanta Sofia", in 2009 was completed Madrid metro map, pending the openings of 2011 that affect the lines 2, 3, 9 and 11
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #344
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I heard that they are planning to construct another "metro ligero" line from a station of ML2...
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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #345
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Yes, the original plan was to build from ML2 at Pozuelo to Majadahonda and Hospital Puerta de Hierro. Now the projet is stopped.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:39 AM   #346
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The Madrid metro trains....



... look very much like some Sao Paulo line 11 trains...



of course, they are CAF from the Basque Country! By the way great thread and I hope Sao Paulo gets an expansion as great as that of Madrid.
I don´t think so. The train you have quoted is a 7000 from ansalfo breda. The Sao Paulo trains looks like 446 and 447 from crecanías renfe (commuter) as you can see here:

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Old April 8th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #347
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Metro lifts carry a population equivalent to that of Alcalá and Alcobendas

According to a study conducted by the Madrid subway, over 300,000 Madrilenians use the metro system lifts. The activity of 450 lifts in the system was recorded over a 20-hour period of public service. The Cuatro Caminos Station lifts are the ones recording the most activity with over 20,000 people a day. Metro de Madrid is the subway with the largest number of lifts and escalators in the world.
Every day Metro de Madrid lifts carry a population proportional to the sum of that living in the towns of Alcalá de Henares and Alcobendas. These details are drawn from a study conducted by the Madrid subway, where the conclusion is reached that a total of 328,045 passengers use this infrastructure placed at the disposal of Metro users throughout the whole system (211,226 people use the interior lifts and 116,819 exterior ones).

The Secretary of Transport and Infrastructure, José Ignacio Echeverría, explained that to make this calculation the activity recorded by 450 system lifts (316 interior and 134 exterior) was taken into account in the course of 20 hours public service provided by Metro every day, in which each lift is used an average of 729 times a day.

Similarly, the rush hour in the Metro lifts coincides with the time when there is the largest number of passengers in the whole day. The rush hour is from 8-9 a.m., with 8.1% of the daily demand. At midday a second rush hour takes place with 15,023 users between 2-3 p.m., 7.1% of the total, and in the evening another rush hour takes place between 7-8 p.m., when the lifts are used by 6.7% of the daily users.

Cuatro Caminos Station is top ranked As regards the lifts installed in the interior, those of Cuatro Caminos Station (Lines 1, 2 and 6) are the ones that show the highest levels of activity by far.

According to the Metro de Madrid study, the indoor lifts of this station are used by a total of 20,740 people, which represents an average of 270 users transported “up and down” every 15 minutes at this station alone. In this way, almost 10% of Metro lift users are concentrated in it.

It is followed a long way behind by Nuevos Ministerios Station (Lines 6, 8 and 10) with 10,204 users every day and an average of 132 users every 15 minutes. Legazpi (Lines 3 and 6) takes third place in the list, with 7,979 users a day. Sol (Lines 1, 2 and 3) lies in fourth place, with 7,212, followed by Chamartín (7,193), Callao (5,449), Plaza de Castilla (5,169), Usera (4,763), Pinar de Chamartín (4,740) and Puerta del Sur (4,094).

The ten stations where the largest volume of users entering via one of their exterior lifts arises are Plaza de España, followed very closely by Colombia and Ciudad Universitaria. These are followed by Nuevos Ministerios, Alonso Cano, Iglesia, La Elipa, Gregorio Marañón, Parque Lisboa and Conservatorio.

At the stations with exterior lifts, 4.98% of users entering them do so by lift. This means that of the total number of entries to the system, 2.19% of users do so in outdoor lifts.

If we count entries and exits, at stations wit exterior lifts the number of passengers using the lifts either to enter or to leave represents 10.61% of the total demand of those stations, which means that 4.67% of the total system users use outdoor lifts either to enter or to leave.
The most accessible Metro in the world
One of the main aims of installing lifts in the Metro system is to facilitate access as far as possible with some degree of disability or other kind of impediment. In this respect the study indicates that every day the days are used by an average of 151 disabled people, which represents 0.07% of the total number of lift users.

With its 450 lifts and its more than 1600 escalators, Metro de Madrid is at the present time the most accessible subway in the world. Metro systems like those of New York, London or Moscow are more extensive than Madrid’s do not rival the Madrid subway’s figures, even if we add the three systems together. By way of example, the New York subway, with its network of 479 kilometres and its 424 stations, only has 196 lifts and 174 escalators. London, the second largest underground system in the world in terms of length (443 kilometres) includes amongst its facilities 150 lifts and 432 escalators, and Moscow, with an extension slightly larger than Madrid’s, has only 3 lifts and almost 600 escalators.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #348
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Normally, able-bodied passengers should not use the lifts. When they do so they waste energy and wear out the lifts' motors.
As for the escalators, Madrid may have the biggest number in the world, but they are not very long. I bet that if we take into account their length, Moscow comes first.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #349
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I think Spain and Japan have the best urban transit in the world.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #350
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Normally, able-bodied passengers should not use the lifts. When they do so they waste energy and wear out the lifts' motors.
As for the escalators, Madrid may have the biggest number in the world, but they are not very long. I bet that if we take into account their length, Moscow comes first.
Lines 6 and 9 stations are quite long escalators although not as long as Moscow.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #351
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I think Spain and Japan have the best urban transit in the world.
I wish Spanish urban transit were at least half of Japan's urban transit...
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Old April 12th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #352
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INFORMATION ON A NEW TRAIN MADRID METRO

MADRID METRO – CAF S/8400







General Description
This new rolling stock for Metro de Madrid, for the wide gauge lines consists of single voltage electric units made up of 3 and 4 cars to run on 1,500 Vdc lines.

• These units have a high drive level: 3 motor cars in the case of 4 car units and 2 on the 3 car units.

• The units carbody is constructed with large extruded sections of light aluminium alloy.

• The passage between cars is unobstructed, with no doors, with a wide gangway which provides the unit with passage continuity and passenger safety.

• 3-phase traction equipment is used, which is direct from the network, with the most modern power electronics technology, using IGBT type components.

• There are two types of bogies: Motor and trailer. The first ones are each equipped with four 3-phase asynchronous motors.

• The units are equipped with an electric brake and pneumatic brake by means of a disc.

• Access is via four wide double doors on the sides of each car, and in two of these in the front cars there is an access ramp for persons with reduced mobility.

• The units provide the possibility of travelling with bicycles in an area which is designed specifically to this end, next to the car for this type of passenger. The cars are air conditioned and equipped with the most modern comfort systems (soundproof wheels) and passenger information systems (video and audio).

• With regards to passenger safety, the new units have been designed with special features for protection against head on crashes (absorption of the shock energy), against fire (fireproof materials, fire detection and extinguishing system), emergency signalling (photoluminescent lighting) and surveillance (video surveillance circuit).

• The most advanced computer and communication technology are used for the computerised train control systems, video-information and entertainment systems, and in the broad band train-ground communication systems (Wireless - LAN).

Basic details:
· Carbody length (mm): Length cars M – 18,104 – Length cars R,S – 17,000 – Length of 4 car unit – 72,929 – Length of 3 car unit – 55,049
· Carbody structure: Aluminum
· Doors clearance (mm): 1.250
· Doors per side: 4
· Height of floor (mm): 1.117
· Maximum height (mm): 3.877,5
· Supply: 600/1.500 vcc
· Track gauge (mm): 1.445

Performance:
· Maximum speed (Km/h): 120
· Seating places per streetcar: 100 + 2 wheel chairs
· Service acceleration (m/s²): 1,2
· Service deceleration (m/s2): 1,3
· Standing places per streetcar (6p/m2): 728
· Total places: 828 + 2 wheel chairs
· Total power (kw): 2.280

Equipment:
· Auxiliary Monitoring and Control System
· Brake system: Electric (resistor and regenerative) and pneumatic
· Broad band W-LAN train-land data exchange system
· Diaphanous gangway
· Fire extinguishing system
· Front destination indicators
· Laser technology smoke detection system
· Mobile radiotelephony equipment for train-land communication:TETRA System
· Next station sign in the interior
· PA system
· Passenger driver intercom
· Protection and automatic driving ATP-ATO system
· Ramp to vacate passengers
· Saloon and cab air conditioning
· Static recorder (black box)
· Video indicators


http://www.caf.es/ingles/productos/p...=639&sec=equip
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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #353
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I need desperaly some picture of station ¨manuela malasaña¨ from madrid subway, particulary inside photos, but every single photo from that station would be particulary usefull....thanks for helping.
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on the link below you a small picture Manuela Malasaña's station

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/mad/linea12.htm
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on the link below you a small picture Manuela Malasaña's station

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/mad/linea12.htm
Thanks but i already got that one. What i want is a more complete report on that metro station including that one from urbanrail but posted here in SCS bigger than it apears in urbanrail. Any pic of metro station wich interior destribution includes boarding platform going inside the rail tunnel is going to be wellcome.
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I wish Spanish urban transit were at least half of Japan's urban transit...
Spanish population is less than half then Japan population.
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MADRID METRO - PREHISTORY (I)

Although begun in the twentieth century, the Madrid metro was a prehistory ...

In 1892 the engineer Pedro Garcia Feria presented a draft of underground lines (5)
for passenger transport.



He speculated with a electric power system actuated by waterfalls



He design three kinds of cars, with different rates.

Among them, a saloon motor car and a motor car with first and second class.





Electric Locomotive proposed by Pedro Garcia Feria



perhaps inspired by the locomotive built in 1881 by Carlos Locatelli

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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #358
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I wish Spanish urban transit were at least half of Japan's urban transit...
Hey man, relax. Madrid has one of the greatest network. Barcelona too, Valencia too. There's a problem with Sevilla but for the three cities mentioned above, the coverage is so commendable. There's no uncovered place in Madrid. Even London and New york and Paris have thousands of uncovered places. Madrid is so lucky to have such a network.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 09:23 AM   #359
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Impressive system. Thanks for the photos and info neuromancer and Castor_Game.

Some of those new stations actually look like they came straight out of Gibson's 'Neuromancer' novel. Very cool!
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Thanks, Mr Nogatco.
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