The Community of Madrid has already built over half of the extension of Metro Line 3 that will link Villaverde Alto with Getafe
The Community of Madrid has already built more than half of the 2.6 kilometre tunnel extending Metro Line 3 to link the Villaverde Alto and El Casar (L12) stations in Getafe. This will be the second connection of the capital's underground network with MetroSur, together with the one that already exists at Puerta del Sur (L10 and 12).
This was announced today by the Regional Minister for Housing, Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure, Jorge Rodrigo, during his visit to the works, which are progressing simultaneously from three different points in order to speed up the work. The extension will benefit more than a million people from Getafe, Leganés, Móstoles and Alcorcón, who will be able to reach the Spanish capital's Puerta del Sol in just half an hour, and some 47,000 residents of the Madrid neighbourhood of Villaverde Alto.
This infrastructure, which has an investment of almost €92 million, will become a neuralgic place of public transport modal interchange for citizens who will be able to connect from El Casar with Metro lines 3 and 12, the C-3 Renfe suburban train line, intercity buses 447, 448, 488 and N805, and two urban lines, as well as access to a surface car park with more than 500 parking spaces and a recharging area for electric vehicles.
So far, the structure of the new El Casar station has been built, which has a surface area of 4,420 square metres, slightly larger than half a football pitch, and over 1.2 kilometres of tunnel. All these works are expected to be completed in the second half of 2024. In 2022, 36.7 million passengers used Line 12, and 59.4 million used Line 3, or a total of more than 96 million.