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Andén 0 – Ghost metro station

If you visit Madrid, you probably be using the Metro system to get around. If you’re using the Metro, you’ll almost certainly be travelling on Line 1 at some point. And if you’ve used Line 1, you may well have gone through the ghost station without even realising it!

Andén 0 is the museum explaining the history of the Chamberi Station, once a stop on the first metro line built in Madrid in 1919. When they were doing extension work in the 60s, the station was closed as it was on a bend, and it wasn’t possible to extend it for the new, longer trains.

The fascinating thing is that it was closed from one day to the next, and everything has been preserved as it was back then, from the old-fashioned ticket booth and barriers to the tiled adverts on the walls. It’s like going back in time.

When you’re down on the platform, be sure to press your nose up against the glass when you hear a train coming, and you’ll catch a fleeting glimpse of the people inside the carriages, completely oblivious to your curious gaze!

I recommend getting there early, especially if you’re going at the weekend, as queues can form due to the limit to the number of people on the platform at one time.

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Address

Plaza de Chamberí, Madrid

Telephone number

+34913920693

Opening Times

Thu 09:00 - 13:00, Fri 09:00 - 14:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)