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Málaga metro map


In Málaga, Andalusia, a system similar to the one operating in Sevilla was built. This light rail system uses low-floor trams (CAF Urbos 3) and comprises two lines radiating from the city centre towards the western suburbs, running mostly underground. Its initial length is 12 km with 17 stations, five of which are modern surface tram stops. Construction had started in autumn 2005.

Line 2 was meant to be in service on 11-11-2011, but although ready for operation between La Isla and Palacio de los Deportes, its inauguration was eventually postponed to coincide with that of line 1 and the shared station next to Málaga's main railway station in spring 2013, then delayed to mid-2014. Until the extension to Guadalmedina/Atarazanas was completed, L1 and L2 were operated as a single continuous line with trams reversing direction at El Perchel (now cross-platform interchange in the opposite direction).

In 2023, both lines were extended to Guadalmedina, with each line using its own tracks (and cross-platform interchange in the same direction at Guadalmedina), and L1 was extended further into the city centre and now terminates at Atarazanas, a single-track stub.

At El Perchel the metro provides interchange with the existing Cercanías (suburban) line to the Airport and Fuengirola, and to the mainline services (AVE high speed link to Córdoba and Madrid). The railway station is called Málaga María Zambrano.

In 2006, the first tramway in Andalusia opened 30 km further east, in Vélez-Málaga.



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30 July 2014: L1 El Perchel Andalucía Tech / L2 El Perchel Palacio de los Deportes (12 km)
27 Mar 2023: L1 El Perchel – Atarazanas
(1.2 km) & L2 El Perchel Guadalmedina (0.6 km)



By the late 2020s, a branch for L2 will be added; this will diverge just north of Guadalmedina station; initially planned to reach the surface on a ramp and serve 4-5 stops to Hospital Civil, the project was modified in 2019 in favour of a fully underground alignment with three stations.


Metro & Tram Atlas SpainRobert Schwandl:

METRO & TRAM ATLAS Spanien | Spain

Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Donostia/San Sebastián, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Palma, Parla, Sevilla, Sóller, Tenerife, Valencia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Zaragoza

Numerous colour images, detailed network maps, Text deutsch/English, ISBN 978 3 936573 46 6, Sept. 2015, EUR 19.50

More info


Metro de Málaga (Official Site)

Metro de Málaga at Wikipedia.es

Renfe Cercanías

Vélez-Málaga Tramway

BLOG: Read your webmaster's impressions of the new Málaga Metro on its first two days of service (July 2014)

Metro Málaga Metro Málaga


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