Line 3 (Madrid Metro)

Line 3 is a rapid transit line of the Madrid Metro in Madrid. It contains 18 stations across 16.424 kilometres (10.205 mi).

Madrid-MetroLinea3.svg Line 3
Platform at Ventura Rodríguez
Platform at Ventura Rodríguez
Overview
OwnerCRTM
LocaleMadrid
TerminiVillaverde Alto
Moncloa
Stations18
Websitemetromadrid.es/en/linea/linea-3
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMadrid Metro
Operator(s)CRTM
Rolling stockCAF 3000
History
OpenedAugust 1936 (1936-08)
Technical
Line length16.424 km (10.205 mi)
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge1,445 mm (4 ft 8+78 in)
Route map

Moncloa
Argüelles
Ventura Rodríguez
Plaza de España
Callao
Sol
Lavapiés
Embajadores
Palos de la Frontera
Delicias
Legazpi
Almendrales
Hospital 12 de Octubre
San Fermín-Orcasur
Ciudad de los Ángeles
Villaverde Bajo-Cruce
San Cristóbal
Villaverde Alto
Cercanias Logo.svg
proposed extension
El Casar
Cercanias Logo.svg

HistoryEdit

The line was opened in August 1936 between Sol and Embajadores, a few days before the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. In 1941 it was extended from Sol to Argüelles, in 1949 from Embajadores to Delicias, in 1951 from Delicias to Legazpi, in 1963 from Argüelles to Moncloa.

In 2007, the platforms were lengthened to 90 metres (300 ft) to allow for 6-car trains of CAF class 3000. During this process, all of the stations were modernized and rebuilt, thus giving the original section of Line 3 a brand new look. Moncloa station was completely rebuilt adjacent to that of the Line 6, proving an easy connection between the two lines.

On 21 April 2007, the line was extended from Legazpi to Villaverde Alto, doubling its length. This was the first extension of the line since 1951. Further extensions on both ends of the line have been proposed. In the south, the line will be extended to El Casar station, where it will meet Line 12 and Cercanías Line C-3.[1]

StationsEdit

Station Opened Zone Connections
El Casar   (proposed extension)[2] B1 Madrid Metro:  
Cercanías Madrid:  
Villaverde Alto   2007 A Cercanías Madrid:    
San Cristóbal   2007 A
Villaverde Bajo-Cruce   2007 A
Ciudad de los Ángeles   2007 A
San Fermín-Orcasur   2007 A
Hospital 12 de Octubre   2007 A
Almendrales   2007 A
Legazpi   1951 A Madrid Metro:  
Delicias   1949 A
Palos de la Frontera   1949 A
Acacias-Embajadores   1936 A Madrid Metro:  
Cercanías Madrid:  
Lavapiés   1936 A
Sol   1919 A Madrid Metro:    
Cercanías Madrid:    
Callao   1941 A Madrid Metro:  
Plaza de España-Noviciado   1925 A Madrid Metro:    
Ventura Rodríguez   1941 A
Argüelles   1941 A Madrid Metro:    
Moncloa   1963 A Madrid Metro:  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clinnick, Richard (5 August 2021). "Madrid Metro Line 3 extension tender issued". IRJ. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Posible conexión de Metrosur desde El Casar con la L3 por Villaverde Alto" (in Spanish). Soy de Madrid. Retrieved August 13, 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°24′30″N 3°42′03″W / 40.4084°N 3.7008°W / 40.4084; -3.7008