The city of Madrid will see the start of one of the biggest works planned in the coming years to revive its Metro network by expanding line 11, which will start next year.
As reported by 20 Minutes, the Budgets of the Community of Madrid for 2024 (they can be approved alone by having an absolute majority in the Assembly) consider an allocation of 141.9 million euros to start the works in the first section of the extension of line 11, a project that plans to bring this line to Valdebebas in its northern part and Cuatro Vientos in its southern part.
This 141.9 million euros is budgeted for the construction of the tunnel that should connect the stations of Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal, an infrastructure that will cross the center of Madrid and that will help relieve the large influx of travelers using the line on Metro 6, where both stops pass.
Four intermediate stations will be built attached to the tunnel route: Comillas, Madrid Río, Palos de Frontera (there is a transfer with line 3) and Atocha Renfe (connection to line 1 and train station).
It should be noted that this part of the new route of line 11 is the most controversial due to neighborhood protests against the cutting of trees for the construction of the Madrid Río station in the middle of the park. This led the Community of Madrid, following the suggestion of residents, to propose moving the station a few dozen meters so that its location is on Paseo de Yeserías.
What are the other jobs on Metro line 11?
In a project that will last more than seven years (the first methods and technical reports start in 2023 and the works will end in 2030), Metro line 11 already has a route of 33.5 kilometers (18 kilometers) that crosses Madrid from the southwest to the northeast and that goes through up to seven different interchanges: Cuatro Vientos, Plaza Elíptica, Atocha Renfe, Conde de Casal, Mar de Cristal, Aeropuerto and Valdebebas.
In this route, stations will be built (this is the case of Comillas, Madrid Río, Ciudad de la Justicia and Valdebebas Norte) and existing stations will also be included (Cuatro Vientos, Palos de la Frontera, Atocha Renfe, Conde de Casal, Vinateros) , La Elipa, Pueblo Nuevo, Arturo Soria, Mar de Cristal and Airport).