EU Funds New Metro Extention To Create Madrid’s “Diagonal”

The Madrid regional government have announced a major new infrastructure project that will see the extention of the Madrid’ s line 11 metro.
The scheme will create a “new mobility access” along a diagonal link across the capital from the southwest to the northeast, between Cuatro Vientos and Valdebebas.
The new extention will include the building of two new metro stations as well as connect eleven of the twelve Madrid Metro lines along a 33.5 km route.
In addition the new extention will be integrated with the already planned Conde de Casal interchange.
The project is part of the initiatives submitted to the EU Recovery Fund to “accelerate the environmental transition, innovation and social and territorial cohesion”.

Announcing the launch yesterday the Madrid regional vice premier, Ignacio Aguado, and the Regional Minister of Transport, Ángel Garrido, said that the project for a “major Metro cohesion plan”, which “will connect eleven of the twelve underground lines, linking seven of Madrid’s transport interchanges and reaching strategic points for mobility, such as Madrid Puerta de Atocha station and Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport”

Work is expected to start immediately and be completed by 2026.

Aguado said: “the Diagonal will contribute to further structuring of the Metro network and will enable Madrid residents to move around the region and feel proud of the public transport we have.”

The original extention project was shelved in 2005 due to lack of funds but the enhanced plan has been approved as part of one of 117 funded projects amounting to nearly 5 billion Euros that is being injected into the region as part of the EU Recovery Plan.


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