Connection of Lines 8 and 10 of the Madrid Metro
Here you will find information, graphic documentation, photographs, etc. of this work. When we talk about the connection of Lines 8 and 10, we refer to the historic Line 8, inaugurated in 1982 and which included the Fuencarral-Nuevos Ministerios section and which today belongs to Line 10.
Commissioning: January 22, 1998
The old lines 7, 8 and 10 of the Madrid Metro had a peripheral character, that is, they were at the exclusive service of the inhabitants of a population corridor (respectively those of the east, north and southwest areas). However, these lines did not enter the center of Madrid, which meant that their users were travelers only from those areas.
The original idea for the union of lines 8 and 10 was to transform two peripheral lines into a large line that would cross the city from north to south and become the backbone of the territory around Paseo de la Castellana. This transformation was completed with the extension from east to west of Line 7 and the construction of the Gregorio Marañón station where both lines now converge. The works included the union of the old Metro lines 8 and 10 in the section framed between the Nuevos Ministerios and Alonso Martínez stations.