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1 JUN. 1972

The system on the last day of operation of traditional tramways in Madrid.




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Madrid 1972 tram map

INSET: DOWNTOWN MADRID

Madrid 1972 downtown tram map


Chronology of major track abandonments between 1967 and 1972

  • Moncloa - Narváez (route 71) and Moncloa - Universidad (route 72): 19/20 Aug. 1967
  • Cuatro Caminos - Estrecho (parts of routes 73/76/78): 27 Aug. 1967
  • Ventas - Pueblo Nuevo (part of route 75): 17 Nov. 1968
  • Colón - Plaza de Castilla (part of route 74): 7 Aug. 1979
  • Estrecho - Peña Grande (route 73) : 26 Apr. 1971
  • Estrecho - Fuencarral (route 78): 24 Jan. 1972

ROUTES


TRAM ROUTES

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

70 Plaza de Castilla – Chamartín – Ciudad Lineal – San Blas
77 Pueblo Nuevo – Ciudad Lineal – Canillejas – Ciudad Pegaso

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
  3 Moncloa – Argüelles – Pl. de España – Callao – Sol – Embajadores – Delicias – Legazpi
  4 Argüelles – San Bernardo – Bilbao – Alonso Martínez – Colón – Goya – Diego de León
  5 Carabanchel – Puerta de Toledo – Ópera – Callao – Alonso Martínez – Diego de León – Ventas – Pueblo Nuevo – Ciudad Lineal
  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: ? 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.
  • Pulling, N. "Systems Factfile No.117: Madrid, Spain", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2017 (80: 955), p.265-269.
  • Zurita, F. "Madrid", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Review, Feb. 1966 (29:338), p.70.

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