Manuel Becerra, Madrid - Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 40° 25.663 W 003° 40.137
30T E 443256 N 4475446
Quick Description: Manuel Becerra is a station on Line 2 and Line 6 of the Madrid Metro
Location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Date Posted: 11/30/2017 4:40:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMX5DM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The station was inaugurated on 14 June 1924 when Line 2 was opened. The vestibule is located under the Plaza de Manuel Becerra. The Line 2 platforms are not very deep and are located just west of the plaza under the Calle de Alcalá. The Line 6 platforms are deeper and were opened when the first stretch of Line 6 was inaugurated on 10 October 1979.[2]

After the Spanish Civil War, the plaza's name was changed to the Plaza de Roma, but the station's name did not change. In the early 1970s, when Line 6 was being built, signs were installed reading "Plaza de Roma", but before the line opened, they were replaced with signs reading "Manuel Becerra". The plaza's name was changed back to Manuel Becerra in 1980 after the Spanish transition to democracy.

The Madrid Metro (Spanish: Metro de Madrid) is a metro system serving the city of Madrid, capital of Spain. The system is the 7th longest metro in the world, having a total length of 293 km (182 mi), though Madrid is approximately the fiftieth most populous metropolitan area in the world. Its fast growth in the last 20 years has also put it among the fastest growing networks in the world, rivalling many Asian metros such as the Shanghai Metro, Guangzhou Metro, Beijing Subway, and Delhi Metro. Unlike normal Spanish road and rail traffic, which use right hand drive, Madrid Metro trains use left-hand running on all lines because traffic in Madrid drove on the left until 1924, well after the Madrid Metro started operation. The Madrid Metro operates every day from 6 am until 1:30 am.

A light rail system feeding the metro opened in 2007 called Metro Ligero ("light metro"). The Cercanías system works in conjunction with the metro servicing commuter train services to and across the city.

Some underground stations are large enough to hold public events, such as the three-day fitness festival in May 2011, which attracted 2,600 visitors. One station contains a 200-square-metre archaeological museum.

The Madrid Metro has 1,698 escalators, the most of any system in the world. It also has 522 elevators
Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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