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 Pinar de Chamartín


At Pinar de Chamartín Line 1 links with Line 4 at the same level, there are two side platforms for arrivals and 1 island platform for departures.

Metro Ligero Line ML1 terminates underground on a viaduct running through the high vestibule.

Pinar de Chamartín Pinar de Chamartín

Pinar de Chamartín




The intermediate station at Calle Bambú serves an area between the railway station and the M30 motorway, it will be more important when the so-called 'Operación Chamartín' is carried out, which includes construction above the railway tracks.



At Chamartín, a huge transfer station was built for a total of 4 metro lines (including the existing Line 10), with Line 1 stopping on level -4. The parallel trackbed is meant for the future Line 11 extension.


Chamartín Chamartín © Christoph Groneck

 Plaza de Castilla


Plaza de Castilla is flanked by the two inclined KIO towers, also known as Puerta de Europa. There are 3 metro stations below ground, the present bus terminal is being put underground now too.

L1 Plaza de Castilla

L1 Plaza de Castilla

 Valdeacederas   04-02-1961  
 Tetuán   06-03-1929 L1 Tetuán
 Estrecho   06-03-1929 L1 Estrecho
 Alvarado   06-03-1929  
 Cuatro Caminos


At Cuatro Caminos, the former road viaduct has recently been dimolished and the square recuperated by the city.

Cuatro Caminos Cuatro Caminos
 Ríos Rosas  


Between Ríos Rosas and Iglesia, Line 1 is crossed by Line 7, but unlike Canal on Line 2, no transfer station was added here for the busy Line 1.

Ríos Rosas


- The original line included one more station between Bilbao and Iglesia, called Chamberí, which was closed in 1966 when platforms along Line 1 were lengthened.

 Bilbao 17-10-1919 Bilbao
 Tribunal 17-10-1919 L1 Tribunal
 Gran Vía


Gran Vía is probably the deepest station on Line 1, lying below one of Madrid's main thoroughfares.

Gran Vía Gran Vía


Puerta del Sol is Madrid's most central square, km 0 for all roads in Spain, and seat of the Government of the Comunidad de Madrid, responsible for metro expansion.

Sol Sol

 Tirso de Molina   26-12-1921  
   Antón Martín  


Like most of the older stations on small-profile lines, Antón Martín has been refurbished recently in the same style applied for all new stations. Walls are now clad in coloured enamelled panels instead of the former Paris-style tiles.

Antón Martín
   Estación del Arte  


until Nov 2018 "Atocha"



- This station was built along the existing line to provide better interchange with the Renfe mainline and Cercanías station, which was shifted further south.

until Feb 2022 "Atocha Renfe"

Atocha Renfe Atocha Renfe
   Menéndez Pelayo   08-05-1923  


Pacífico is another typical example of recent refurbishments, this time in white as chosen for transfer stations on MetroSur.

   Puente de Vallecas   08-05-1923  
   Nueva Numancia   02-07-1962  
   Portazgo   02-07-1962  
   Buenos Aires   07-04-1994 L1 Buenos Aires
   Alto del Arenal  


The Line 1 extension from Portazgo to Miguel Hernández was the first section to use coloured enamelled panels for wall cladding which has since become the standard for all stations.

The Metro's Central Control Centre is located within the station complex of Alto del Arenal.

Alto del Arenal Alto del Arenal
   Miguel Hernández   07-04-1994 L1 Miguel Hernández
   Sierra de Guadalupe


Transfer is provided at Sierra de Guadalupe to Cercanías trains, although that stations is called Vallecas (it was moved eastwards together with the metro extension).

L1 Sierra de Guadalupe
   Villa de Vallecas   04-03-1999  
   Congosto   04-03-1999  
   La Gavia   16-05-2007  
 Las Suertes   16-05-2007  
 Valdecarros   16-05-2007

L1 Valdecarros

L1 Valdecarros

L1 Valdecarros


Special Features of Line 1:

Total length: ~23.8 km, 33 stations

Small profile line with 90 m long platforms (6-car trains of class 2000 in service) - platforms were extended from 60 m to 90 m during the 1960s.

Alto del Arenal
Original metro car on display at Alto del Arenal station





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