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14 DEC. 1964

The system after a major period of reduction in tram services.




ESPAÑA - SPAIN

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Madrid 1964 tram map

INSET: DOWNTOWN MADRID

Madrid 1964 downtown tram map


Chronology of major track abandonments between 1958 and 1964

  • Most of the Calle de Velázquez: 2 Apr. 1958
  • The Princesa - Palacio Real area: 20 Aug. 1958
  • On the last remaining route in the city centre (Calle de Atocha) and on Alcalá between Independencia and Goya: 10 Sept. 1958
  • On Calle de Goya and on Alcalá between Goya and Becerra: 9 Aug. 1959
  • On the Paseo de La Habana (Line No.7): 15 Aug. 1959
  • On the Ciudad Jardín route and on Alfonso XIII: 18 Feb. 1962
  • On Trafalgar and the Atocha - Puente de Vallecas segment: 9 Aug. 1962
  • On Santa Engracia: 14 Sept. 1963
  • On the SW suburban routes to Cuatro Vientos, using the Puente de Segovia: 18 Aug. - 5 Sept. 1963
  • What was left of the SW network in the Puerta de Toledo area and of the suburban route to Carabanchel Alto: 21-28 July 1964

ROUTES


TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Sociedad Madrileña de Tranvías (S.M.T.) (predecessor of Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (E.M.T.))

  1 Plaza de Castilla – Chamartín – Ciudad Lineal – San Blas
  2 Moncloa – Paraninfo (Universidad)
  3 Cuatro Caminos – Estrecho – Colegio de la Paloma – Valdezarza – Peña Grande
  5 Ventas – Pueblo Nuevo – Ciudad Lineal – San Blas
  8 Cuatro Caminos – Estrecho – Tetuán – Plaza de Castilla – Fuencarral
11 Quevedo – Cuatro Caminos – Estrecho – Colegio de la Paloma
12 Pueblo Nuevo – Ciudad Lineal – Canillejas – Ciudad Pegaso
14 Carlos V (Atocha) – Museo del Prado – Cibeles – Colón – Castellana – Nuevos Ministerios – Plaza de Castilla – Fuencarral
37 Carlos V (Atocha) – Legazpi – Usera – Plaza Elíptica
61 Moncloa – Quevedo – Iglesia – Castellana – Diego de León – Conde de Peñalver – Goya – Narváez

UNDERGROUND (METRO) ROUTES

Operator: Compañía Metropolitana de Madrid

  1 Plaza de Castilla – Tetuán – Cuatro Caminos – Bilbao – Sol – Atocha – Puente de Vallecas – Portazgo
  2 Cuatro Caminos – Quevedo – Ópera – Sol – Cibeles (Banco de España) – Goya – Ventas – Pueblo Nuevo – Ciudad Lineal
  3 Moncloa – Argüelles – Pl. de España – Sol – Embajadores – Delicias – Legazpi
  4 Argüelles – San Bernardo – Bilbao – Colón – Goya – Diego de León
  R Ópera – Estación del Norte [Shuttle]
  S [Suburbano] Plaza de España – Estación del Norte – Campamento – Carabanchel

Note: Line S (also known as Suburbano), constructed by the state and opened on 4 Feb. 1961, was owned by a different entity, but managed by the Compañía Metropolitana de Madrid



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramways: 108 km.
  • Metro: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Urban tramways (broad gauge): (horse-drawn) 31 May 1871 - 10 Jan. 1906; (electric): 2 Oct. 1898 - 2 June 1972.
  • Urban tramways (narrow gauge): (steam) 29 June 1879 - 29 June 1931; (electric) 22 June 1901 - 6 Oct. 1934.
  • LRT (Metro ligero) lines: 24 May 2007 - today.
  • Parla tramway: 6 May 2007 - today.
  • Suburban tramways (C.M.U.): (horse-drawn) 26 July 1899 - 1902?; (steam) 1902 - ? ; (electric) 18 Apr. 1909 - 31 Dec. 1951 (taken over by the municipal lines).
  • Metro lines: 17 Oct. 1919 - today.

GAUGE

  • Urban tramways (broad gauge): 1435 mm.
  • Urban tramways (narrow gauge): 1000 mm.
  • Light rail lines (Metro ligero): 1435 mm.
  • Parla tramway: 1435 mm.
  • Suburban tramways: 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1445 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • López Bustos, C. Tranvías de Madrid [Madrid tramways] Madrid: Edimat, 1998.
  • Pulling, N. "Madrid: An example of rapid growth", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2011 (74:885), p.346-349.
  • Zurita, F. "Madrid", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Review, Feb. 1966 (29:338), p.70.

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