Argüelles (Madrid Metro)

Argüelles is a station on Line 3, Line 4, and Line 6 of the Madrid Metro in Madrid, Spain. It is located underneath the intersection of Princesa and Marqués de Urquijo streets, between the districts of Moncloa-Aravaca and Chamberí, in fare Zone A.[1][2][3] The station is named after the neighborhood of Argüelles, which is in turn named after the 19th century Spanish politician Agustín Argüelles.

Argüelles
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Madrid Metro station
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Line 3 platforms, Argüelles
General information
LocationCentro / Chamberí / Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid
Spain
Coordinates40°25′50″N 3°42′57″W / 40.4306636°N 3.7159686°W / 40.4306636; -3.7159686Coordinates: 40°25′50″N 3°42′57″W / 40.4306636°N 3.7159686°W / 40.4306636; -3.7159686
Owned byCRTM
Operated byCRTM
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneA
History
Opened15 July 1941 (1941-07-15)
Services
Preceding station Madrid Metro Following station
Ventura Rodríguez Line 3 Moncloa
Terminus
Terminus Line 4 San Bernardo
Moncloa
clockwise / outer
Line 6 Príncipe Pío
anticlockwise / inner
Location
Argüelles is located in Madrid
Argüelles
Argüelles
Location within Madrid

HistoryEdit

The station was inaugurated on 15 July 1941 when Line 3 was extended from Sol to Argüelles. The platforms were built underneath Princesa street between the intersections with Marqués de Urquijo/Alberto Aguilera and Altamirano streets. The station was part of the extensive renovations of Line 3 during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006, during which the platforms were expanded from 60 m (200 ft) to 90 m (300 ft) and improvements were made for accessibility.[4]

The Line 4 platforms were inaugurated on 23 March 1944 when Line 4 first opened.[5] The platforms were built under Alberto Aguilera street between the intersections with Gaztambide and Andrés Mellado streets. Argüelles is a terminus station, and the platforms were built at the same level as the Line 3 platforms, which prevents the line from being extended westward.

The Line 6 platforms were inaugurated on 10 May 1995 when the segment between Laguna and Ciudad Universitaria was opened, converting Line 6 into a circular route.[6][7] They are deeper than the other platforms, and are located between Marqués de Urquijo and Buen Suceso streets.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Línea 3". Metro de Madrid. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Línea 4". Metro de Madrid. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Línea 6 Circular". Metro de Madrid. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "La renovada línea 3 de metro abre sus puertas a 260.000 usuarios" [Renovated Metro Line 3 opens doors to 260,000 riders]. El País (in Spanish). 1 October 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  5. ^ "El Ministro de Obras Públicas preside la inauguración de la nueva línea de «Metro»" [Minister of Public Workds presides over inauguration of new "Metro" line]. ABC (in Spanish). 24 March 1944. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  6. ^ Lucía Enguita Mayo (11 May 1995). "Madrid estrena la línea redonda del metro" [Madrid debuts round metro line]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  7. ^ Mercedes Contreras (11 May 1995). "Abiertas las 27 estaciones sin fin del Metro circular" [The 27 stations of the endless circular Metro are open]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 March 2014.