THE GS TRAM SITE

Madrid

ESPAÑA - SPAIN

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28 March 2011

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The Madrid urban rail network after the extension of Metro line 2 to Las Rosas and of line 9 to Mirasierra.




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INSET: DOWNTOWN MADRID

Madrid 2011 downtown tram map




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ROUTES

Operator: Metro de Madrid

LRT (METRO LIGERO) ROUTES

ML 1 Pinar de Chamartín – Sanchinarro – Las Tablas
ML 2 Colonia Jardín – Pozuelo de Alarcón – Aravaca (Estación)
ML 3 Colonia Jardín – Montepríncipe – Puerta de Boadilla
TP Tramvía de Parla: [Circular route starting and ending at Parla Station; both directions]

METRO ROUTES

  1 Pinar de Chamartín – Chamartín – Plaza de Castilla – Tetuán – Cuatro Caminos – Alonso Cano – Bilbao – Tribunal – Sol – Atocha – Pacífico – Puente de Vallecas – Portazgo – Villa de Vallecas – Valdecarros
  2 Cuatro Caminos – Canal – Quevedo – San Bernardo - Ópera – Sol – Cibeles (Banco de España) – Príncipe de Vergara – Goya – Manuel Becerra – Ventas – La Elipa - Las Rosas
  3 Moncloa – Argüelles – Pl. de España – Callao – Sol – Embajadores – Delicias – Legazpi – San Fermín – Villaverde Bajo – Villaverde Alto
  4 Argüelles – San Bernardo – Bilbao – Alonso Martínez – Colón – Goya – Diego de León – Ave. de América – Prosperidad – Mar de Cristal – Hortaleza – Pinar de Chamartín
  5 Casa de Campo – Campamento – Carabanchel – Oporto - Puerta de Toledo – Ópera – Callao – Alonso Martínez – Diego de León – Ventas – Pueblo Nuevo – Canillejas – Alameda de Osuna
  6 Argüelles – Moncloa – Ciudad Universitaria – Guzmán el Bueno – Cuatro Caminos – Nuevos Ministerios – Ave. de América – Diego de León – Manuel Becerra – Sainz de Baranda – Pacífico – Legazpi – Usera – Plaza Elíptica – Oporto – Alto de Extremadura – Príncipe Pío – Argüelles [Circular route, both directions]
  7 Pitis – Peñagrande – Valdezarza – Guzmán el Bueno – Canal – Alsonso Cano – Gregorio Marañón – Ave. de América – Pueblo Nuevo – San Blas – Estadio Olímpico
  7E Estadio Olímpico - Coslada - Henares - Hospital de Henares [Also known as MetroEste]
  8 Nuevos Ministerios – Colombia – Mar de Cristal – Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas (T4)
  9 Mirasierra – Plaza de Castilla – Colombia – Ave. de América – Príncipe de Vergara – Sainz de Baranda – Vinateros – Vicálvaro – Puerta de Arganda
  9b Puerta de Arganda - Rivas Vaciamadrid - La Poveda - Arganda del Rey
10 Tres Olivos – Chamartín – Plaza de Castilla – Nuevos Ministerios – Gregorio Marañón – Alonzo Martínez – Tribunal – Plaza de España – Príncipe Pío – Casa de Campo – Colonia Jardín – Cuatro Vientos – Alcorcón (Puerta del Sur)
10b Hospital Infanta Sofía – La Granja - Las Tablas – Tres Olivos
11 Plaza Elíptica – Carabanchel Alto – La Peseta - La Fortuna
12 [Metrosur:] Puerta del Sur – Leganés - Getafe – Fuenlabrada – Móstoles – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Puerta del Sur [Circular route, both directions]
  R Ópera – Príncipe Pío [Shuttle]


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • LRT lines (Metro ligero) : 28 km.
  • Parla Tramway: 8.3 km.
  • Metro: 293 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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