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Old May 4th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #621
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How about trams (metro ligero)?
Currently there are no plans to extend the tram network.

Regarding metro extensions, although there are no works underway, the next section will probably be Villaverde Alto - El Casar on Line 3, which won't be very expensive and will add a lot of connectivity to Line 12 (Metrosur).
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Old May 7th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #622
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Gracias Carlos. I've asked about metro ligero, becouse i red about new ML4 and ML5 lines.
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Any news about expansion of Madrid's metro, metro ligero (tranvías) and Cercanías Madrid?
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Right now, city is awaiting opening of Mirasierra Cercanías station, which will provide intechange to Paco de Lucia metro station.
There's another thing about the Cercanías Renfe network.
The extension of line C4 from Colmenar Viejo to Soto del Real is slowly taking shape, it's under planning. No date yet, but regularly we get short news about that.

Aside from that, there seems to be a plan to build a new station at La Tenería (on line C3, between Getafe Industrial and Pinto stations).

And a number of stations will be upgraded, the next one to be announced will be Las Zorreras (on line C3, between San Yago and El Escorial stations), with a new station building, upgraded platforms, lifts and underpass.

Sorry for not informing here before, but life, work, and the many Spanish SSC threads get me busy enough.

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No metro extensions are underway due to lack of funds
The only thing is that this month will be the beginning of a massive cut in metro line 1, between Plaza de Castilla and Sierra de Guadalupe, for upgrades (the oldest parts of line 1 are from 1919). The cut will start on May 21 and will last till September 30.

Passengers between Sierra de Guadalupe and Valdecarros will have to change to Cercanías Renfe for Atocha Renfe station or beyond, or for Vicálvaro Renfe station, changing there to Puerta de Arganda metro line 9 station.

Passengers between Plaza de Castilla and Pinar de Chamartín have a number of alternatives (metro or Cercanías Renfe).

Substitution bus services will be put in place between Plaza de Castilla and Cuatro Caminos, between Sierra de Guadalupe and Conde de Casal, and between Pacífico and Atocha Renfe.

The cost of this upgrade will be of about €70 million.

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Currently there are no plans to extend the tram network.

Regarding metro extensions, although there are no works underway, the next section will probably be Villaverde Alto - El Casar on Line 3, which won't be very expensive and will add a lot of connectivity to Line 12 (Metrosur).
It will probably be that one. Making line 3 reach El Casar station would significantly improve commuting in southern Madrid, since there is a connection to Cercanías Renfe line C3 (Aranjuez-Atocha-Sol-Chamartin-Pitis-El Escorial) at El Casar, as well as to metro line 12.
Besides, line 3 extension from Villaverde Alto to El Casar was just about to be started when crisis arrived, and everything crumbled.
In this case, more than a "what if?", it's a "when will it?".

And after that, extensions of line 11 from Plaza Elíptica towards Atocha Renfe (route is still not clear, some sources said via Palos de la Frontera, others said via Embajadores), then Sáinz de Baranda, then La Elipa, then Ascao, then Ciudad Lineal, then Arturo Soria, then Chamartín, then Barrio del Pilar, then maybe Peñagrande or Avenida de la Ilustración.

Needless to say, extending line 11 will take many years (decades, in fact)...

But after line 11 is complete, there's little to be added, the network will serve the city very well...
Line 11 is needed, because there's a lack of mass transport in Eastern Madrid.

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Gracias Carlos. I've asked about metro ligero, becouse i red about new ML4 and ML5 lines.
I've sometimes read about the Parla tramway being referred to as ML4. Maybe it was that?

As for ML5, there used to be a plan for a tramway at Valdemoro, but I guess that it's been postponed with no date.
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According to a map in Wikipedia (of course it's not a 100% reliable source), ML4 was to be a light metro line between Pozuelo, Majadahonda and Las Rozas. If I remember well, that line was planned to be built just after the first three light metro lines were opened. However there was some opposition to the project and, of course, the economic crisis arrived, so the project was postponed (or simply cancelled).

In any case, the regional government had also ordered tram units for new lines when it ordered the trams currently in service in ML1, ML2 and ML3. Out of 70 trams, only 44 are in service in the existing lines, so when plans for new lines such as ML4 were cancelled, some extra units were sold or leased to other tram networks. Nine were assigned to Parla tram, next to Madrid, two were temporarily leased to Murcia, one was leased to Buenos Aires and six were sold in 2009 to Adelaide, in Australia.
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #625
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wishful thinking, but they could extend line 3 to Las Margaritas to bind it well.
certainly would've made my commute easier ^_^
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wishful thinking, but they could extend line 3 to Las Margaritas to bind it well.
certainly would've made my commute easier ^_^
C'mon, it's just one station to Villaverde Alto from Las Margaritas or one station from Juan de la Cierva or Los Espartales to El Casar :P
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C'mon, it's just one station to Villaverde Alto from Las Margaritas or one station from Juan de la Cierva or Los Espartales to El Casar :P
truee but when you have to walk across that melting tarmac desert (long asss car park) on a hot summer day i'd rather be in a ventilated metro car any day lool
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Is there any word on when Paco de Lucia station will open for service on Cercanias?
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Last week I saw the station from the C-3 train bound for El Escorial and it looked almost ready... But unfortunately no news in the recent months.
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According to the regional government of Madrid, opening of the infill station Arroyo del Fresno on L7 between Lacoma and Pitis is the only metro expansion that will take place during the 2015-2019 term.

The station was built in 1999 (together with the construction of L7 between Valdezarza and Pitis) but has remained closed since then, as it was in the middle of nowhere. Now the area is finally being developed and some residential buildings around the station are already inhabited.

http://www.madridiario.es/436413/com...-arroyo-fresno

Hopefully during the term 2019-2023 we'll finally see an extension plan, including at least L3 Villaverde Alto - El Casar and L11 Plaza Elíptica - Atocha Renfe.
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Is there any word on when Paco de Lucia station will open for service on Cercanias?
It could open in 5 or 6 months, according to the Minister of Public Works:

http://www.madridiario.es/439607/est...ias-mirasierra
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wishful thinking, but they could extend line 3 to Las Margaritas to bind it well.
certainly would've made my commute easier ^_^
Your commute is almost equally easy by changing at Villaverde Alto.

There is a plan to extend line 3 from Villaverde Alto to El Casar. No intermediate stations, and no date yet.
This was about to become the next extension after line 9 to Paco de Lucía, but the plans were halted by the crisis.

However, I suspect that when Madrid starts thinking about expanding its metro network again, this line 3 extension will be the first thing to be done.
And after that, the extension of line 11 north of Plaza Eliptica towards Atocha Renfe, Sainz de Baranda, La Elipa, Ascao, Ciudad Lineal, Arturo Soria and Chamartin.
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However, the Madrid city council is now demanding the construction of an extension of line 2 from Las Rosas to Estadio Olímpico (line 7), where the new football stadium of Atlético de Madrid is being built at the moment. The regional government has so far opposed that extension, but currently I'm not sure of which extensions are finally going to be built first.

In any event, I agree that the main priorities should be extending line 3 to El Casar and line 11 to at least Atocha Renfe.
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Cercanías Renfe | Upgrades at Ramón y Cajal, and Santa Eugenia stations.

Ramón y Cajal station (lines C3/C7/C8)

They're building a new station entrance.
For now, I think they won't upgrade the (currently low) platforms, which is bad, as the station is quite busy and it's on a bend.
The provisory wooden high platforms will have to stay for a while, I'm afraid...

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Santa Eugenia station (lines C2/C7)

Santa Eugenia station was in better state to begin with, here they're only doing minor changes to adapt it to disabled people.

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On August 1, 2017, the metro station Estadio Olímpico (line 7) will be renamed Estadio Metropolitano.

The change makes sense, as starting from next season Atlético de Madrid FC will move to the overhauled stadium (whose official name will be Wanda Metropolitano), which, by the way, has never hosted any Olympic Games.

The only problem I see is the name of the existing Metropolitano station on line 6, which could become a little misleading. We'll see if that one is renamed to avoid confusion.

Source: http://www.marca.com/futbol/atletico...c768b466e.html
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I thought the Metropolitano station on Line 6 was named after the old Estadio Metropolitano, which was Atlético Madrid's old home before they moved into the Vicente Calderon Stadium over 20 years before that station's opening (in early 1987).
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The old Estadio Metropolitano was indeed very close to the current Metropolitano station on Line 6.

However, according to wikipedia the name of that station comes from Colonia del Metropolitano, an area urbanized by the Metro company in the 1920s, from which the old stadium actually took its name.
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Metro de Madrid will completely close Line 8 between January 26 and April 18 due to renovation works.

As a result, Renfe will increase the number of trains reaching the Airport on its C-1 Cercanías line.

I hope this increase is maintained once the metro line reopens. The current 30' interval doesn't make that service attractive enough.

Source: http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20170103.../1463461.shtml
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These are posts of my thread "MADRID TODAY - MONOGRAPH OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CITIES OF EUROPE", are related to the public transport of Madrid, concretely and for the moment, to the Madrid Metro

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LINEA/LINE 1 Pinar de Chamartín - Valdecarros, 24 km - 33 stations (1)

The oldest of Madrid's metro lines opened in 1919 and runs north-south through the city centre. Platforms were extended in the 1960s from 60 m to 90 m, when one of the original stations, called Chamberí and located between Iglesia and Bilbao, was closed.
In recent years , the busy line has once again been extended at both ends. In the north, from Plaza de Castilla to Pinar de Chamartín, via Chamartín railway station, and in the south, from Congosto to the new Vallecas housing estates.

Pinar de Chamartín Station



#003 -Sin kebab- (Pinar de Chamartín, Líneas 1 y 4)-1 por Durum 66, en Flickr



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Descansando por Javier Montes, en Flickr

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Chamartin metro por Andrea Kirkby, en Flickr



Chamartin Metro Subway Station and Train Station - Madrid Spain por mbell1975, en Flickr

Hub and Metro station of Plaza de Castilla



Intercambiador Plaza Castilla por mario salinas, en Flickr



Hundertwasser Reflexe por Angelika Steiner, en Flickr

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Luces de la ciudad - Encuentro por Pál Molnar, en Flickr

Ríos Rosas Station



Ríos Rosas por Samuel Tristán, en Flickr



Madrid - Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Minas por Alejandro, en Flickr

Former ghost station and now "Anden 0” museum, station of Chamberí



Cuatro Caminos - Tetuán por Alejandro Valdizan, en Flickr

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Metro Bilbao por F.J. Sada, en Flickr

Gran Vía Station



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ultimaparada por Angela Tiemblo, en Flickr



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We continue with Line 1 of the Madrid Metro

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METRO DE MADRID/MADRID METRO, MADRID

LINEA/LINE 1 Pinar de Chamartín - Valdecarros, 24 km - 33 stations (2)

The oldest of Madrid's metro lines opened in 1919 and runs north-south through the city centre. Platforms were extended in the 1960s from 60 m to 90 m, when one of the original stations, called Chamberí and located between Iglesia and Bilbao, was closed.
In recent years , the busy line has once again been extended at both ends. In the north, from Plaza de Castilla to Pinar de Chamartín, via Chamartín railway station, and in the south, from Congosto to the new Vallecas housing estates.

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Tirso de Molina Station - It is the only metro station in Madrid that retains the original lobby of its inauguration in 1921



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MADRID / Estación de Tirso de Molina (30/09/2012) por Saúl Tuñón Loureda, en Flickr

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Madrid. por Rubén Pérez Eugercios, en Flickr

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Buenos Aires #2 por misha otaared, en Flickr

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Estación Villa de Vallecas por Alejandro Castro, en Flickr



Walking home from Congosto on line 1 - 27 April (17) por Andy Hoang, en Flickr

La gavia Station



lucero por alejandrosz, en Flickr



La Casa Verde por mmoroca, en Flickr

Valdecarros Station



Entrance Valdecarros por David van Keulen [#ExploreTheCity], en Flickr

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