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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #521
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Good grief, talk about overload of advertising... That's over the top.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #522
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At some point, overload of advertising just have the opposite effect: people just ignore it, as spam and banners around internet. Overload is disgusting, but that's all...

Another "innovative" sponsored activity organised by Metro de Madrid...

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Or underground marathons or runs through the tunnels of the network...
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #523
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Is that it so far for Linea 2? No promotional announcements on the train yet?
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #524
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It's almost as depressing as the Emirates Air Line in London
At least the Emirates Air Line was partially funded by Emirates. Think they funded around 60% of the total cost.

This on the other hand is a pure advertising deal.
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Old October 6th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #525
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Is that it so far for Linea 2? No promotional announcements on the train yet?
In the information published about the agreement between Vodafone and Metro de Madrid isn't really clear if they gonna "redecorate" the trains outside. Only advertisements inside the trains are mentioned, although sometimes some media have talked about "advertisements on trains" in a general way.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #526
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Sol Cercanías Station:

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Sun Station por Oscar Plaza Diez, en Flickr

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Estación Sol por mariosantiaguino_, en Flickr

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Sin título por Mario Izquierdo, en Flickr

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Madrid - Cercanías - Estación de Sol por IngolfBLN, en Flickr

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Madrid - Cercanías - Estación de Sol por IngolfBLN, en Flickr

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Estación Sol Cercanías por mariosantiaguino_, en Flickr

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Madrid. Estación de Metro-Cercanías de la Puerta del Sol - Interior, All image rights to Comunication Department of WYD 2011 por Madrid2011jmj, en Flickr
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Old October 15th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #527
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is naming rights in metro lines legal? how much money can the system get fot that arrangement. this is really an extreme way to generate income.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 02:20 PM   #528
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It is not clear the real amount of money involved in the sponsor contract, but apparently it is a 3 million of euros agreement, for 2 years. It means 1 million per year, or 83.000 €/month. I am not fully sure of that amount of money, but most of media have talk about 3 millions. Considering other fares for advertising on the metro regular ads or on TV, it seems to me kind of cheap. That's true that it includes for example extending the mobile coverage along the entire line 2 (by now, only for Vodafone, but before only the downtown area got coverage). And for sure, it is legal: there is no any law in Spain about forbidding to sponsor toponyms.

However, the debt of the Metro of Madrid is around 800 or 900 millions so, 3 millions is like nothing... :S

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Hopefully, someday the link to Gran Vía station will be completed and this mezzanine level will be fully used.

It is a place which remembers me to Auber RER station in Paris but slightly lighter and smaller.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #529
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Some pics of Madrid's Underground:

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Underground 2. por Julia Morini, en Flickr

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METRO DE MADRID (ESPAÑA) por Alfonso F.J., en Flickr

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Metro de Madrid: Mar de Cristal por Ricardo Ricote Rodríguez, en Flickr

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Metro Tirso de Molina por Julián del Nogal, en Flickr

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U-Bahn in Madrid por Tom on Formosa, en Flickr

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Madrid Subway por Victor Gregorio, en Flickr

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Madrid - Metro station por Baztoune, en Flickr
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Old October 16th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #530
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #531
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A little inspired by Paris metro.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #532
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Exactly what? The "art nouveau" entrances?

I've forgotten to say, but actually the Metro of Paris influence is much stronger than just the style, but as well, the engines for supplying electric power to the first network were bought to the Metro of Paris.

(and not sure if something else was bought to Paris )

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In this pic you will find a stronger Paris style, I am sure.

Metro of Madrid. 1950's
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Old October 17th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #534
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Except for some minor details, this picture could pass for a old photo of Paris metro.
From what I have seen, Madrid has heavily modernized the style of its old stations in the two last decades.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #535
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For sure.

The original design of the Metro of Madrid was created by Otamendi (engineer) and Antonio Palacios (architect of many buildings around the city, such as the new city hall or the Circle de Beaux Arts). It had some influences from the Paris Metro, for sure, as well because the technology was really similar at that time: vaults for stations, ceramics anywhere, it was narrow gauge trainsets, etc etc.


Retiro station, line 2, with their original 3 tracks.

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Chamberi station, line 1. Abandoned for long time, and recently refurbished as museum.

With the time, till the 50's it kept this style, as you can see in the old pic.

From the 1960's that time, new lines started to be built in wide gauge (kind of S-bahn style), and more modern and deeper lines.


Las Musas station, line 7.

However, the older lines (from 1 to 5) during this time started to lost their original decoration, and they are "modernized" with ugly tiles and many of the ceilings are just painted.

As you say, in the last 20 years Madrid Metro has refurbished the entire network, with a new "clean" and "sharp" design base on vitrex panels in different colors depending on the station, and flar ceilings painted generally in blue, or plastic or aluminum slats for the courved vaults where necessary.

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Núñez de Balboa station, line 5, old vaulted station now refurbished.
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Chamberí station is just beautiful, I recommend its visit to any Madrid visitor.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #537
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Chamberi station, line 1. Abandoned for long time, and recently refurbished as museum.
Great idea. In London, TFL should do the same with Aldwych.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #538
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Great idea. In London, TFL should do the same with Aldwych.
They are a lot of stations in LU, just passed through at the moment, York Road, British museum (somewhat spuky but how cares),...

Berlin could do this with Französische Straße, when it will be closed for opening of Unter den Linden station.

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Madrid Metro freezes fares for first time in 30 years
28 JAN, 2014

The cost of subway fares has been frozen in Madrid for the first in 30 years thanks to a successful programme of cost cutting and overseas investment.

President of the Community of Madrid, which took over operation of the metro in 1985, Ignacio Gonzalez made the announcement during a visit to to see the progress being made on the Line 9 extension to Mirasierra.

Madrid Metro has highlighted the income from its international consultancy as one of the key factors that have enabled the city to fix fares in 2014.

This week, the first three of 73 6000 Series cars are being shipped to Buenos Aires as part of a €32.6 million deal with the Argentinian capital.

Madrid Metro is preparing the vehicles at its Canillejas depot and once delivered, will provide technical assistance as the rolling stock is brought into operation on Buenos Aires’ Line B.

Modern 7000, 8000 and 9000 Series trains will take the 6000 Series’ place on Line 9, making the average age of Madrid’s metro trains just 12 years old, said Gonzalez.
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These pictures make me very nostalgic about Madrid. Miss that city a ton. And the Madrid Metro is bar none the best subway system in the West: fast, clean, convenient, cheap and great hours. Wish we had something like that here in the States.
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