The Community of Madrid awards the contract for the extension of Metro Line 11 to improve mobility
The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid has awarded the contract for the works to extend Metro Line 11, from Plaza Elíptica station to Conde de Casal station in Madrid, with an investment of 500 million euros to improve the mobility of underground users.
The extension project has a completion period of 42 months to build 6.9 kilometres of tracks, the first of the 33 kilometres of the future Diagonal Line. This new mobility axis will connect Madrid from southwest to northeast, between Cuatro Vientos and Valdebebas, linking seven of Madrid's transport interchanges and strategic points such as Atocha and Adolfo Suárez-Barajas International Airport.
Two new stations will be created -Comillas and Madrid Río-, and another three will serve as interconnections with the existing ones: Palos de la Frontera with line 3, Atocha with line 1 and Renfe and Ave and Conde de Casal with line 6, which will increase the offer and quality of public transport. With this infrastructure, the underground network will improve interconnection and reduce travel times for the residents of the south of Madrid.
An interchange will also be installed in Conde de Casal to serve the A3 motorway corridor, mainly connecting the south with the east of the city.
This infrastructure is a response to a long-standing demand from users, especially the residents of Carabanchel and La Fortuna of Leganés, who have to make a daily interchange at Plaza Elíptica station to line 6 in order to continue their journey to any point on the Metro network.