The Community of Madrid publishes the book La Huella de Metro (The Footprint of Metro), a research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network

The book La Huella de Metro
Councillor Rodrigo presented his counterpart De Paco Serrano with two copies destined for the Regional Library. It is a project carried out by the Historical Heritage of the Metropolitan Company, the School of Architecture and the School of Industrial Engineering. The document is the first volume of a trilogy that praises the figure of Antonio Palacios and the mark he left on this means of transport and on the city

The Community of Madrid has published the book La huella de Metro. A look at the origins, an ambitious research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network, taking architecture and urban planning as the common thread and highlighting the importance of a transcendental infrastructure that drove the development and transformation of the city.

The Regional Minister of Housing, Transport and Infrastructure, Jorge Rodrigo, handed over this work to his counterpart for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mariano de Paco Serrano, in the main hall of the Regional Library in the Spanish capital, where the legal deposit of all texts published in Madrid is made and where, as of today, this document will be available for consultation.

The initiative, promoted by the Historical Heritage of the metropolitan company, has also benefited from the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team made up of the School of Architecture and the Railway Technologies Research Centre belonging to the School of Industrial Engineering.

The complete work of La huella de Metro is a trilogy consisting of three volumes: the first, presented today, and the other two, La huella de Metro. El despertar de la metrópoli, and La huella de Metro. La conexión ferroviaria, which are in the process of being completed.

The document delivered to the Regional Library praises the figure of Antonio Palacios, the architect of the underground and the mark he left on the Madrid transport network and the capital. He was the official builder of the company from 1917 until his death in 1945 and was in charge of designing the entrances, the pavilions, the interior decoration including the halls, corridors, platforms and industrial buildings such as the Castelló and Quevedo electrical substations and the Pacífico thermal power station.

Mariano de Paco Serrano, consejero de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte

Jorge Rodrigo, consejero de Vivienda, Transportes e Infraestructuras

La Huella de Metro

The Community of Madrid publishes the book La Huella de Metro (The Footprint of Metro), a research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network
The Community of Madrid publishes the book La Huella de Metro (The Footprint of Metro), a research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network
The Community of Madrid publishes the book La Huella de Metro (The Footprint of Metro), a research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network
The Community of Madrid publishes the book La Huella de Metro (The Footprint of Metro), a research project that recovers the history of the region through its underground network