Line 4 (Madrid Metro)

Line 4 is a rapid transit line of the Madrid Metro containing 23 stations. Originally opened in 1944, the line has been extended many times over the years and is now one of the busiest lines in the Madrid system.

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Line 4 platforms at Mar de Cristal
Line 4 platforms at Mar de Cristal
Overview
OwnerCRTM
LocaleMadrid
Termini
Stations23
Websitewww.metromadrid.es/en/linea/linea-4
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMadrid Metro
Operator(s)CRTM
Rolling stockCAF 3000
History
Opened24 March 1944 (1944-03-24)
Technical
Line length16.0 km (9.9 mi)
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge1,445 mm (4 ft 8+78 in)
Route map

Pinar de Chamartín
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Manoteras
Hortaleza
Parque de Santa María
San Lorenzo
Mar de Cristal
Canillas
Esperanza
Arturo Soria
Avenida de la Paz
Alfonso XIII
Prosperidad
Avenida de América
Diego de León
Lista
Goya
Velázquez
Serrano
Colón
Alonso Martínez
Bilbao
San Bernardo
Argüelles

HistoryEdit

Line 4 originally opened on 23 March 1944 between Goya and Argüelles.[1]

In 1958, the line took up a branch of what is now Line 2 from Goya to Diego de León, which originally opened on 17 September 1932. In the 1970s, the line was extended in two stages: from Diego de León to Alfonso XIII in 1973, and later to Esperanza in 1979.

On 1 April 1998, the line was extended from Esperanza to Mar de Cristal, allowing for a connection with the newly-opened Line 8. Later that year on 15 December, the line was extended to Parque de Santa María. On 11 April 2007, an extension further to the current terminus at Pinar de Chamartin opened. At this station, passengers can transfer to Line 1 as well as Metro Ligero Line 1 (ML-1). This station uses an island platform is for departures and a side platform for arrivals.

Rolling stockEdit

Line 4 has used four-car trains of the CAF class 3400 since 2007.

StationsEdit

Station Opened Zone Connections
Pinar de Chamartín   2007 A Madrid Metro:  
Metro Ligero:  
Manoteras   2007 A
Hortaleza   2007 A
Parque de Santa María   1998 A
San Lorenzo   1998 A
Mar de Cristal   1998 A Madrid Metro:  
Canillas   1998 A
Esperanza 1979 A
Arturo Soria 1979 A
Avenida de la Paz 1979 A
Alfonso XIII 1973 A
Prosperidad 1973 A
Avenida de América 1973 A Madrid Metro:      
Diego de León 1932 A Madrid Metro:    
Lista 1932 A
Goya   1924 A Madrid Metro:  
Velázquez 1944 A
Serrano 1944 A
Colón 1944 A
Alonso Martínez 1944 A Madrid Metro:    
Bilbao 1919 A Madrid Metro:  
San Bernardo 1925 A Madrid Metro:  
Argüelles   1941 A Madrid Metro:    

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El ministerio de obras publicas preside la inauguracion de la obra nueva linea del metro". ABC (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 24 March 1944. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°25′30″N 3°41′01″W / 40.4251°N 3.6835°W / 40.4251; -3.6835