Chamberí Metro Station, the Ghost Station.

Chamberí Metro Station, the Ghost Station.

Also known as “Anden 0”, and ghost station of Madrid Metro, this station was closed down in 1966, since it couldn’t be extended of adapted to the new length of 90 meters, they needed for the 6 wagon trains. Until then, these trains comprised 4 cars, which only needed platforms of 60 meters.

Oficina de la estación de Chamberí
Ticket office and machine at Chamberí

Metro Line 1, was the first underground line in Spain.  It opened in 1919, and had eight stations: Cuatro Caminos, Ríos Rosas, Martinez Campos (Also called Iglesia), Chamberí, Glorieta de Bilbao, Hospice (Tribunal), Red de San Luis ( Gran Vía) and Puerta del Sol.This metro station is very close, to Iglesia and Glorieta de Bilbao stations, so the expansion of the platforms to 90 meters, will put them even closer.  Also since this station is on a curve, it was decided to shut down Chamberí Station.

This metro station is very close, to Iglesia and Glorieta de Bilbao stations, so the expansion of the platforms to 90 meters, will put them even closer.  Also since this station is on a curve, it was decided to shut down Chamberí Station.

Foto de la antigua estación de Chamberí
Chamberí Metro Station. Ghost Train Station

I remember in the late 70’s and early 80’s,  you could still see Metro stations, with these white tiles, and very similar to this station in Madrid Metro.

This station served as a refuge for the homeless for many years, and there are legends that tell of strange apparitions, when the trains crossed, by this dark subway station.

Vintage photos of Madrid Metro

Obras de la construcción de la estación de Metro
Construction of Madrid Metro
Empleadas del Metro de Madrid
Metro de Madrid Personnell
Foto antigua de la oficina de la estación
Station’s old office

foto-antigua-metro

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