The evolution of intermodality in Madrid

11 June 2017  •  Author(s): Javier Aldecoa, Transport Interchanges Project Manager at the Transport Authority of Madrid (CRTM)

Javier Aldecoa, Transport Interchanges Project Manager at the Transport Authority of Madrid (CRTM) gives an overview of Madrid’s intermodal transport evolution, illustrating the journey from the city’s original main ‘gate’ hubs to its current network interchanges.

Being initially a privilege of the aristocratic and bourgeois classes, public transport experienced a boost in development once communication between Madrid and other distant urban centres became a necessity that demanded a more economical and accessible transport system. The increase of these services, along with the diversification of the means of transportation, quickly caused congestion problems at the points of transfer. Throughout the last century, these same problems have been offered with a variety of diverse strategies and solutions – some more successful than others.

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One response to “The evolution of intermodality in Madrid”

  1. Long Branch Mike says:

    This history is interesting, but does not explain why the Cercancias have a separate fare system than the Metro. Certainly this is more important intermodality point than Madrid’s Metro history?

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