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History

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Mural y andenes de la línea 8 al Aeropuerto
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General view of the Line 8 station
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Main vestibule
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Line 8 platforms

Situated below Paseo de la Castellana, it is one of the city’s main modal interchanges, along with Avenida de América and Príncipe Pío. In fact, it is Spain’s second-ranking interchange in the number of passengers. Eight Renfe suburban rail lines and three Metro lines carry millions of passengers every year to one of the city’s economic and commercial hubs: Azca. It also has a car park for 160 vehicles and a taxi rank. The architectural design has sought to minimize distances and provide the user with extensive open-plan spaces. For greater convenience, the lifts facilitate access to the street and the moving walkways speed up transit along the longer corridors. A vast mural with the profile of the Castellana presides over the main concourse.  

The history of the arrival of Metro de Madrid at this station goes back to 1979 with the opening of the first section of Line 6 between Cuatro Caminos and Pacífico. Later, in 1982, the then Line 8 between  Fuencarral and Nuevos Ministerios was opened, connected to Line 6 by a long corridor and with two entrances in Paseo de la Castellana. 

In 1986 the then Line 8 was extended to Avenida de América, a section which was closed 10 years later to link up Line 10 with the former Line 8.  

At the turn of the 21 st century, in 2001, the station underwent a series of closures for its integrated remodelling in the area of Line 10, at the suburban railway station, where the south access was modified to make room for the extension of the new Line 8 and a concourse with airline check-in terminals. The extension to Line 8 was opened in 2002 and in 2007 it reached Terminal 4 of Barajas Airport.





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