Guzmán el Bueno (Madrid Metro)

Guzmán el Bueno is a station on Line 6 and Line 7 of the Madrid Metro located underneath the Avenida de la Reina Victoria between the neighborhoods of Vallehermoso in Chamberí district and Ciudad Universitaria in Moncloa-Aravaca district in Madrid. It is in fare Zone A.[1][2] The station was named after the medieval Spanish nobleman Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, known as Guzmán el Bueno ("Guzmán the Good").

Guzmán el Bueno
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Madrid Metro station
Guzmán el Bueno 6 1.jpg
Line 6 platforms at Guzmán el Bueno showing the sword tilework motif
LocationChamberí / Moncloa-Aravaca, Madrid
Spain
Coordinates40°26′47″N 3°42′44″W / 40.446362°N 3.7122904°W / 40.446362; -3.7122904Coordinates: 40°26′47″N 3°42′44″W / 40.446362°N 3.7122904°W / 40.446362; -3.7122904
Owned byCRTM
Operated byCRTM
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneA
History
Opened13 January 1987 (1987-01-13)
Services
Preceding station   Madrid Metro   Following station
clockwise / outer
Line 6
anticlockwise / inner
Line 7
toward Pitis
Location
Guzmán el Bueno is located in Madrid
Guzmán el Bueno
Guzmán el Bueno
Location within Madrid

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 13 January 1987 when Line 6 was extended from Cuatro Caminos to Ciudad Universitaria.[3] At the time, it was one of the deepest stations in the network, at some 40 m (130 ft) beneath the surface. The platforms feature tile mosaics of towers and swords, referencing the historical figure Guzmán el Bueno. On 12 February 1999, the Line 7 platforms were inaugurated as part of an extension of the line from Canal to Valdezarza.[4] At the same time, elevators were installed, making the station accessible.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Línea 6 Circular". Metro de Madrid. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Línea 7". Metro de Madrid. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ César de Navascués (14 January 1987). "Inaugurado el tramo de Metro que va a la Ciudad Universitaria" [Metro service to University City inaugurated]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ Fernando Neira (13 February 1999). "La línea 7 del metro se alarga más de cuatro kilómetros hasta Valdezarza" [Metro Line 7 extended more than four kilometers to Valdezarza]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 November 2017.