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Old March 24th, 2017, 05:59 AM   #681
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UPDATE | Upgrade of Cercanías Renfe stations

Alcalá de Henares-Universidad station (line C2)

This station, which serves the Alcalá de Henares university campus plus an industrial estate, is being upgraded.

It really needed it, as it was in a rather bad state (low platforms), and besides it gets rather busy at peaks.

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UPDATE | Upgrade of Cercanías Renfe stations

Meco station (line C2)

Meco station is not the busiest, and it is far away from Meco town (to which it is linked by a bus), but it is next to an industrial estate.

It was in a rather bad state (low platforms), so it was time for it to be upgraded.

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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:11 AM   #683
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UPDATE | New station yet unopened...

Mirasierra-Paco de Lucía station (lines C3/C7/C8)

For some reason (rumour has it that it's been a fvck-up with the platforms), the opening of this station, which will link to metro line 9, never seems to arrive, even though it is almost finished.

Aside from the link to metro line 9, it will serve the northern Madrid quarters of Mirasierra, El Saceral, and Montecarmelo.

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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:18 AM   #684
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UPDATE | Upgrade of Cercanías Renfe stations

Los Molinos station (line C8)

This station was in very bad state, with low platforms and in a bend.

We remain a bit suspicious of the extent of the works here, as rumour has it that it will be platform 1 that will be heightened, while platforms 2 and 3 (those at the island platform) could be left untouched (and the scaffoldings dismantled -or not, it's not sure yet).

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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:21 AM   #685
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UPDATE | Upgrade of Cercanías Renfe stations

Las Zorreras station (lines C3/C8)

This station was not exactly in bad state, but the station building was far too small, and the underpass was too small as well.

So, it will be new station building and new underpass. It seems they're taking their time with this upgrade, though.

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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #686
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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #687
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Las Zorreras station (lines C3/C8)

This station was not exactly in bad state, but the station building was far too small, and the underpass was too small as well.

So, it will be new station building and new underpass. It seems they're taking their time with this upgrade, though.

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I used to live next to this station for one year and a half. Are they really building a new station and underpass? That is a blatant example of the region's government squandering funds then.

This project is totally unnecessary. The old station building is small, yet it's been closed for decades and people access the platform directly. The underpass is just fine. The whole facilities are in perfect condition.

The thing is that very few people use this stop since most people have a car (Spain's car obsession), even during the rush hour I'd say only 30-40 passengers take the train to Madrid, which passes every 30-60m.

Do they realy want to spend some millions? Ok, why don't they fix whatever problem causes everyday delays (up to 20m) even in spite of the super low frequency? Faster trains maybe? It takes 60m to reach the city centre from Las Zorreras (just 45km). Wifi anyone? We don't even have one in Madrid's metro (we don't even have Internet or phone coverage in many subway stops within the city centre).

That would be far more welcome than upgrading well conserved facilities or renewing the train fleet constantly instead of mantaining the same sets for decades as they do in most decent countries.
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well building the wifi and cellular networks in the subway system doesn't have to come out of public funds. In Toronto the wifi/cellular network was built by a private company who supports itself through ads
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From Metro Report

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Madrid refurbishes metro stations
10 Apr 2017



SPAIN: The Madrid regional government has announced a €60∙6m programme to refurbish 23 stations on the city’s metro network by 2021. The stations located on eight different lines are used by a total of 280 million passengers a year.

According to Cristina Cifuentes, President of the Madrid regional government, the programme will see stations modernised with passenger facilities and security systems ‘fit for the 21st century’, paying particular attention to finishes, flooring and lighting

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One more time, unnecessary and likely unnoticeable upgrades that will provide no improvement to the everyday passenger.
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Is it a bad idea to be on the metro with two pieces of luggage (one medium and one small)? I'm planning on going from the airport to Puerta del Ángel
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Is it a bad idea to be on the metro with two pieces of luggage (one medium and one small)? I'm planning on going from the airport to Puerta del Ángel
I don't think it's a bad idea. You can place into the first or the last coach, which have more free space for that. The bad thing is that Puerta del Ángel station doesn't have a lift.
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The problem is all the stairs in all stations, not the trains!
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Mirasierra-Paco de Lucía station (lines C3/C7/C8)

For some reason (rumour has it that it's been a fvck-up with the platforms), the opening of this station, which will link to metro line 9, never seems to arrive, even though it is almost finished.

Aside from the link to metro line 9, it will serve the northern Madrid quarters of Mirasierra, El Saceral, and Montecarmelo.
Maybe it will open next month?

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It's incredible how long it's taken to build this station. I lived a block away from it on Costa Brava until 2012 and the station was being built. It's amazing how it's still not open!
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It's incredible how long it's taken to build this station. I lived a block away from it on Costa Brava until 2012 and the station was being built. It's amazing how it's still not open!
And don't forget Arroyo Fresno (Line 7 of metro) that it's build but still not open for at least a decade!
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Well, Arroyo del Fresno was deliberately left unopened when that section of line 7 opened back in 1999. Basically there was nothing around the station, and Pitis only opened to make interchange possible with the existing railway station. In recent years the area around the station has been developed and some buildings are already inhabited. That's why it's planned to be opened in early 2019, before the next regional elections.

On the other hand, the delays in the opening of Mirasierra - Paco de Lucía station have to do with some "mysterious" project changes, although the station is almost completed since late 2015. By the way, looking at aerial footage from Google Earth, the construction of the metro station actually started in 2011, but the construction of the railway station only started in 2014.
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On the other hand, the delays in the opening of Mirasierra - Paco de Lucía station have to do with some "mysterious" project changes, although the station is almost completed since late 2015. By the way, looking at aerial footage from Google Earth, the construction of the metro station actually started in 2011, but the construction of the railway station only started in 2014.
Yes, works on the metro station started somewhere back in late 2011.
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