Torrejón de Ardoz exchange station
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Duration of the works: from 1990 to 1993
Torrejón de Ardoz is located in the eastern part of Madrid, next to the motorway that connects the capital with Barcelona. Its population reaches 81.000 inhabitants -at that time-, a large part of whom need to move daily towards Madrid and Guadalajara. A significant number of trips, 11.000 daily, are made through the suburban railway. These figures highlight the need to implement a suitable transport interchange.
Following the guidelines of the General Urban Development Plan of Torrejón de Ardoz, which provided for the realization of a large urban space, a square, in front of the new station building, it is arranged and conceived in such a way that it meets the following objectives:
- Adapt the new exchanger to current needs.
- Improve access to the station and increase the number of previously practically non-existent parking spaces.
- Communicate at the urban level the areas located to the North and South of the roads.
- Collect growth forecasts for Torrejón to the south, facilitating access and the presence of the interchange on this side of the tracks.
- Achieve the integration of the station in the city.
This integration of the station fulfills a double objective. On the one hand, its insertion into the current urban fabric, in a long strip of land constrained between the roads and the adjoining residential buildings, and, on the other hand, its integration into a larger and more important urban element such as the planned square in the planning.
The first phase of the project focuses on the area north of the tracks and includes the following elements:
- Main building.
- Development of accesses and car parks in the North Zone.
- Underpass, platforms and canopies.
- Central office building.
Although the latter is located to the south of the tracks, it was necessary to undertake its construction before proceeding with the demolition of the north side.
The second phase focused on the southern area of the tracks and included the following elements:
- Companion Lobby Building
- Pedestrian walkway over roads and accesses
- Urbanization of accesses and car parks in the South area.