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Line 7 of the Madrid Metro is a rapid transit line that originally opened on 17 July 1974. It currently runs between Pitis and Hospital del Henares.

Madrid-MetroLinea7.svg Line 7
Platforms at Islas Filipinas station
Platforms at Islas Filipinas station
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemMadrid Metro
LocaleMadrid
TerminiPitis
Hospital del Henares
Stations31
Websitewww.metromadrid.es/en/linea/linea-7
Operation
Opened17 July 1974 (1974-07-17)
OwnerCRTM
Operator(s)CRTM
CharacterUnderground
Rolling stockAnsaldoBreda 9000
Technical
Line length32.919 km (20.455 mi)
Track gauge1,445 mm (4 ft 8 78 in)
Route map

Pitis
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Arroyofresno
Lacoma
Avenida de la Ilustración
Peñagrande
Antonio Machado
Valdezarza
Francos Rodríguez
Guzmán el Bueno
Islas Filipinas
Canal
Alonso Cano
Gregorio Marañón
Avenida de América
Cartagena
Parque de las Avenidas
Barrio de la Concepción
Pueblo Nuevo
Ascao
García Noblejas
Simancas
San Blas
Las Musas
Estadio Metropolitano
Zone
A
B1
Barrio del Puerto
Coslada Central
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La Rambla
San Fernando
Jarama
Henares
Hospital del Henares

HistoryEdit

The line has been extended multiple times. It initially ran between Pueblo Nuevo and Las Musas. On 17 May 1975, the line was extended from Pueblo Nuevo to Avenida de América, and was not extended for many years. This was a problem as line 7 was very underused. The problem was solved in 1998 and 1999 when an extension to Pitis was opened in four stages. The first stage was between Avenida de América and Gregorio Marañón, opening on 1 April 1998, followed by Gregorio Marañón to Canal. The next section to open extended the line to Valdezarza, and a final section further reached Pitis. Pitis, however, was the only station on the Madrid metro to have restricted opening times. At the time, Pitis was a very small village, and the station's main purpose is to provide interchange for Renfe services. Between 1999 and 2018, most trains ran between Estadio Olímpico and Lacoma, with Pitis being served by only a few trains each hour.

Beginning in 2019, all trains are expected to terminate at Pitis following the opening of Arroyofresno station, which was previously constructed, but not opened due to the ongoing construction of the surrounding developments. Arroyofresno station was finally opened on 23 March 2019.

On 4 May 2007, Line 7 was extended from Las Musas to the towns of Coslada and San Fernando. At Estadio Metropolitano, next to Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium, passengers have to change trains for Metro-Este to Coslada and San Fernando - the so-called Line 7B.

Rolling stockEdit

Line 7A, the primary portion of the line from Pitis to Estadio Metropolitano, uses 6-car trains of class 9000. Line 7B, the extension to Hospital del Henares, uses 3-car trains of class 9000.

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