The Community of Madrid initiates procedures for the extension of Metro Line 11 to Valdebebas
The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid has today awarded the contract for the design of the works to extend Metro Line 11 to the Valdebebas district. This represents an investment of 4.2 million euros aimed at improving mobility for underground users in this area of the capital.
The project has a lead time of 18 months to design 7.2 kilometres of track, and work is expected to be completed by mid-2024, with service scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2027. This new mobility axis will connect the Mar de Cristal station with the Valdebebas neighbourhood, linking it with seven of Madrid's transport interchanges either currently in service or at the planning stage: Plaza de Castilla, Plaza Elíptica, Avenida de América, Plaza de Legazpi, Conde de Casal, Chamartín and Valdebebas, next to strategic points such as IFEMA, Atocha and the international Adolfo Suárez - Madrid Barajas airport.
In addition, a maximum of nine new or interchange stations are envisaged, and connections with the Metro network, IFEMA, Ciudad de la Justicia, Barajas airport and other public transport services will be studied in order to provide more options and a better quality service for passengers. With this infrastructure, the underground network will improve interconnection and reduce travel times for the residents of the north of Madrid.
At the same time, construction work has been underway since last month on the Valdebebas transport interchange. This represents an investment of 30 million euros and is scheduled to be completed within 14 months. It will also cover Ciudad de la Justicia and the Enfermera Isabel Zendal Hospital. It will be located on Avenida de Manuel Fraga Iribarne and will connect directly with L11, with the northern section of Cercanías C-1 and C-10 lines, with the city bus routes 171 and 174, with the future Bus de Uso Prioritario (BuP), and the taxi rank.
The regional government has also begun work on the first 7 kilometres of the L11 Metro extension from Plaza Elíptica station to Conde de Casal, which has a budget of 500 million euros. When completed, the extended line will have 21 stations and will cover a distance of 33.5 kilometres, connecting to up to 11 of the 12 existing lines within the network.