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 Nuevos Ministerios

21-05-2002

- Nuevos Ministerios station lies above the Line 10 station and on the same level as Cercanías, under Paseo de la Castellana.
- The huge station complex houses check-in desks for some airlines

Nuevos Ministerios

 

 Colombia 21-05-2002

Colombia

Colombia

 

   Pinar del Rey  

15-01-2007

- station added on the existing line

Pinar del Rey

 

 Mar de Cristal 24-06-1998 Mar de Cristal
 Campo de las Naciones  

24-06-1998

- this station serves the Madrid Fairgrounds (Feria de Madrid) and the Palacio de Congresos

L8 Campo de las Naciones

L8 Campo de las Naciones

L8 Campo de las Naciones

 Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3  

14-06-1999

- Aeropuerto station is located near Terminal 2 and also serves T1 and T3

Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3

Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3

Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3

 Barajas  

07-09-1999

- Barajas station serves the village of that name, next to the airport.

 
 Aeropuerto T4  

03-05-2007

- this station had already been completed in early 2006 when the new airport terminal opened. Adjacent to it was a platform ready to accommodate a Renfe Cercanías station, which was eventually brought into service in Sept. 2011.

Aeropuerto T4

Aeropuerto T4

 

Special Features of Line 8:

Total length: ~16 km, 8 stations

Large profile line with 110 m long platforms (initially 3-car trains of class 8000 in service, later extended to 4 cars). Line 8 was initially operated with small-profile rolling stock.

1500 V dc

Airport Express Metro

On 21 May 2002, a 5.9 km stretch opened from Mar de Cristal towards Colombia (L-9) and Nuevos Ministerios (transfer to L-6, L-10 and Cercanías). Construction of the extension began in March 2000 and was partly carried out with tunneling machines (Mar de Cristal - Colombia) and by the classical Madrid method for the section Colombia - Nuevos Ministerios. At the latter station, situated in the business district of Madrid under Paseo de la Castellana, an airport check-in terminal was built. From Nuevos Ministerios the airport can be reached in 12 minutes.

At a later date another station may be added between Pinar del Rey and Colombia (under Arturo Soria Street) to create a transfer station to L-11 which will reach Chamartín one day in the future.

 


 

 

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