Chamartín train station will be one of the most modern in Europe.
The railway complex will be the region’s mobility hub, helping position the capital of Spain at the European level.
The future Chamartín train station, which will be created due to the impetus of the Madrid Nuevo Norte urban development project, is called to become one of the most modern in Europe and a cornerstone for the future of the city. The renovation covers several highly complex actions, including upgrading and expanding the number of rail tracks and construction of a new building.
A major focus of this renovation is to make the Chamartín railway complex the main hub for future high-speed lines to the north of the country (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque region and Burgos) and for existing ones between Madrid and the Levante (Cuenca, Albacete, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia), which currently depart from Atocha train station. The remarkable increase in traffic that this reform will bring, together with the future presence of new passenger rail operators, scheduled for December 2020, has pushed Adif into implementing an ambitious work plan “to make Chamartín a train station capable of handling this increase in both traffic and passengers, while improving the quality of service provided to travellers and users of the station”.
A major strategic action of this plan will be to increase the number of high-speed rail tracks at Chamartín train station, from six tracks and three high-speed platforms to eighteen tracks and nine platforms. The first phase of this intervention is expected to be tendered in the first half of next year.