A €200m north eastern extension of Madrid’s Metro will be built to serve the under-construction Valdebebas urban development.
The 4.5km extension will run from the Feria de Madrid station on line 8 and provide access to the under-construction City of Justice and Emergency Hospital.
The first of the new Metro stations in Valdebebas will be located across from the current Cercanias station, and will act as an interchange with other public transport.
The other two stations will serve the central and northern parts of the Valdebebas area.
Image courtesy of Metro Madrid
A 3.6km bus rapid transit line costing €15m will also serve the Valdebebas development, and will have priority at intersections.
A renovation of the 70 year old Metro headquarters, in the former Plaza de Castilla underground depot, will be carried out.
Ãngel Garrido, Madrid’s minister of transport, said: "With this Mobility Plan for the northeast area of Madrid we guarantee that all the major facilities in the city have an intermodal public transport service.
"Investment in public transport infrastructure benefits us all. It contributes to the economic recovery, promotes the mobility of citizens, which is directly linked to gross domestic product, and drives the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions."
Top image: Madrid’s metro (Tupungato/Dreamstime)