Gran Vía station turns one year old again
Let’s start our visit in the new hall, which after the remodelling works has increased its usable area from 900 to 2,000 square metres, and let’s go down to the second level, where a small museum displays the archaeological remains found during the excavation and extension works of the station.
Among the improvements that have been incorporated, the installation of 13 escalators and four lifts connected to the Metro control post is worth highlighting and thanks to them Gran Vía station is now fully accessible.
Fourteen new ticket vending machines with 4.0 technology have also been installed, with large display screens, contactless payment and the possibility of accessing customer service by means of a video call, among other improvements. The works have also made it possible to connect the Metro station with Cercanías, which is an important step towards improving interconnectivity between different means of transport.
But undoubtedly, the element of the new station that most attracts the attention of those strolling through the centre of Madrid is the pavilion, guarded by two lions and crowned with a coat of arms of the city of Madrid carved in stone. It has quickly earned a place in the photo albums and social media of more and more locals and tourists.
That's how well some of your cameras have immortalised it!