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Madrid Atocha railway station

Coordinates: 40°24′24″N 3°41′22″W / 40.406528°N 3.689373°W / 40.406528; -3.689373
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Madrid Atocha
General information
LocationArganzuela, Madrid
Coordinates40°24′24″N 3°41′22″W / 40.406528°N 3.689373°W / 40.406528; -3.689373
Owned byAdif
Operated byRenfe
Line(s)From Puerta de Atocha:

From Atocha–Cercanias:

Other information
Fare zoneA
Opened9 February 1851; 173 years ago (1851-02-09)
Passengers (2017)110 million[1]
Madrid Atocha is located in Madrid
Madrid Atocha
Madrid Atocha
Location within Madrid

Madrid Atocha , also named Madrid Puerta de Atocha–Almudena Grandes, was the first major railway station in Madrid. It is the largest station in the city. serving commuter trains, regional trains from the south and southeast, intercity trains from Navarre, Cádiz and Huelva (Andalusia) and La Rioja, and the AVE high speed trains from Girona, Tarragona and Barcelona (Catalonia), Huesca and Zaragoza (Aragon), Sevilla, Córdoba, Málaga and Granada (Andalusia), Valencia, Castellón and Alicante (Levante Region). As of 2019, this station has daily services to Marseille, France.


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The station is in the Atocha neighborhood of the district of Arganzuela.

Atocha station is a railway complex, formed by the Madrid Atocha Cercanías and Madrid Puerta de Atocha stations of Spain's national railways and a station of the Madrid underground called Atocha-Renfe. Renfe is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains since 1941.

The old station opened in 1851. It was largely destroyed by fire and rebuilt by the MZA railway company. It reopened in 1892. A new four-track underground station with two through platforms for high-speed services is being built in 2024.[2]

Exterior of old Atocha station
Interior plaza in old Atocha station
High-speed train departure concourse at the new Atocha Station.


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  1. "Cómo aparcar junto a la estación de Atocha de Madrid". Parkimeter. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  2. "El Gobierno autoriza la construcción de la nueva estación pasante de Puerta de Atocha por unos 500 millones de euros | Ministerio de Transportes y Movilidad Sostenible". www.transportes.gob.es. Retrieved 2024-03-16.