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  Madrid - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25'N, 3°45'W. Population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,093,000 as of 2003 estimates.
Madrid is the capital not only of the country but also of the province and autonomous community of Madrid.
Although the site of Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times, the first historical data we have from the city is from the middle of the IX Century, when Mohamed I ordered the construction of a small palace (in the same place that is occupied now by the Palacio Real).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /madrid.htm   (2410 words)

 Madrid Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The metro has 190 stations on 12 lines (and one branch line.) An additional 44 km of metro lines are expected to be constructed by 2007, as well as 30 km of light rail lines that will serve the western region of the metropolitan area.
Madrid also has an extensive commuter train (Cercanías) network operated by Renfe, the national rail line, which is intermodal with the metro network.
All of Madrid's rapid transit systems are members of the Consorcio Regional de Transportes, which sells monthly passes for unlimited use of the metro, bus and commuter train networks within the area covered by the pass.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madrid_Metro   (523 words)

 Metro station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A metro station is a railway station for a metro.
At street level the logo of the metro company marks the entrance of the station (often a large "M"; for London Underground's circle with a horizontal bar through the center, see the picture there).
Some metro systems, such as those of Montreal, Stockholm, and Moscow, are famous for the beautiful architecture and public art in their metro systems.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Underground_station   (250 words)

 Madrid Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25′ N 3°45′ W.
Within Spain, reaction against the dictatorial bureaucracy centered in Madrid and a history of centralism that predated Franco by centuries has resulted in the successful modern movement towards increased autonomy for the regions of Spain, considered as autonomous regions, under the umbrella of Spain.
Madrid is also host to one of the most famous bullfighting rings in the world, Las Ventas [2].
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Madrid   (2807 words)

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In fact, it is the sixth longest metro in the world, though Madrid is approximately the fiftieth most populous metropolitan area in the world.
It is also one of the fastest growing in the world, rivalled only by Seoul; the latest round of expansions, completed in spring 2003, have increased its length to 223 kilometres.
The metro opened in 1919 under the direction of the Compañía de Metro Alfonso XIII.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/madrid_metro.html   (345 words)

 Aamaps.com presents information about Madrid, metro
Madrid, located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula on the Castilian plain 2120 ft. (646 meters) above sea level, traces its origins to the era of Arab Emir Mohammed I (852-886) who ordered the construction of a fortress on the left bank of the Manzanares River.
Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.
The Metro (public transit) connection is excellent: take line 8 from the airport to Nuevos Ministerios (12 minutes) and connect or take a taxi to your final destination.
www.aamaps.com /show/info/madrid_metro   (1146 words)

 Transport system in Madrid: Metro in Madrid: Softguide Madrid
Metro stations are indicated by the red, blue and white icon shown here.
The metro is made up of ten lines and covers most of the city.
The metro runs from 6AM to 1:30 AM, after which travellers have to rely on night-buses (called 'buhos', meaning owl) or taxis.
www.softdoc.es /madrid_guide/transport/metro.html   (224 words)

 Madrid - Information, Maps, Facts, What to do, Links, and much more.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the country at 40°25'N, 3°45'W. As of 2003 census, population of the city of Madrid proper was 3,092,759.
The kingdoms of Castile, with its capital at Toledo, and Aragon, with its capital at Barcelona, were welded into modern Spain in the person of Carlos I. Though King Carlos favored Madrid, it was his son, Felipe II (1527-1598) who moved the Court to Madrid in 1561.
Vallecas is a financially poor district in the south of Madrid, mainly inhabited by the Roma and descendants of poeple migrating from Latin America.
www.forwardingsite.com /places/madrid.html   (2297 words)

 Metro (ferrocarril): Todas las informaciones en Metro (ferrocarril) de Enciclopedia-Gratuita.com
Aunque la palabra metro es una abreviatura de las palabras ferrocarril metropolitano, su uso, con toda probabilidad, se importó a España desde Francia, ya que el primer ferrocarril metropolitano que se inauguró en España, el Madrid (1919), es 19 años más joven que el París (1900), que ya se denominó Metro.
Madrid inauguró su primera línea, de Cuatro Caminos a Puerta del Sol, en 1919.
Cuando el metro circula a cielo abierto, se colocan las vías sobre plataformas metálicas o de hormigón elevadas unos cuatro o cinco metros del suelo, de forma que el metro no interfiere con el tráfico de las calles.
www.enciclopedia-gratuita.com /m/me/metro_ferrocarril.html   (555 words)

 Learn more about List of metro systems in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some systems that are called light rail, but are essentially a metro system, are also included.
On the other hand, systems that are called "metro" but are really light rail, are not included here but in List of light-rail transit systems.
London has two public metro systems; The London Underground also known as The Tube, and the Docklands Light Railway.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_metro_systems.html   (761 words)

Currently 800,000 vehicles enter Madrid on a daily basis, to this figure must also be added the 1,700,000 vehicles that circulate within the city itself, this volume of traffic produces significant mobility problems within the city.
In 1995 the Metro of Madrid was used by 397 million travellers with the network consisting of an important infrastructure of 11 lines with an overall length of 120 km and 164 stations, with almost the whole of these being located underground.
Another noteworthy aspect of metro construction from the same literature sources is that the average time period for the putting into service of a new metro line, including design, construction and commissioning, is 10 km every 8 years.
www.ita-aites.org /cms/834.html   (1569 words)

 Madrid Barajas International Airport - MAD Airport Guide
Madrid Airport (MAD) is Spain's busiest airport, connecting more than 25 million passengers a year between Spain's stunning capital city and hundreds of international destinations.
Madrid Barajas Airport handles the majority of Spain's transatlantic flights, is the foremost European airport for flights to Central and South America and has developed as a major hub for worldwide connections.
Madrid International Airport is located 13 kilometres (eight miles) north-east of central Madrid and provides a choice of convenient transport options to and from Madrid city centre.
www.madrid-mad.com   (305 words)

 Metro Madrid Extensions 1995-1999.
he first stretch of the Madrid Metro was opened by King Alfonso XIII in 1919 and allowed Madrid to join other major cities such as London, Paris and New York in the race towards the goal of intense urban development.
The aim back in 1995 was to extend the network to a total of 176 kilometers in a period of four years -making it the eighth largest in the world- and to open 37 new stations equipped with the latest technological advances for safety and comfort.
Metro users have already had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new trains and stations.
www.madrid.org /metro/madrid_ext/madrid_extensions.htm   (1328 words)

 MADRID METRO FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Metro stations served as air raid shelters during the Spanish_Civil_War.
Starting in the 1970s, it was sequentially greatly expanded to cope with the influx of population and urban_sprawl from Madrid's economic ascendancy.
Madrid also has an extensive commuter_train (''Cercanías'') network operated by Renfe, the national rail line, which is intermodal with the metro network.
www.flowergods.com /Madrid_Metro   (474 words)

 metroPlanet > Europe > Spain > Madrid Metro
Spain's capital Madrid is situated right in the centre of the country and has over 3 million inhabitants.
The Underground Railways of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao.
Mitte 1999 wurde in Madrid das umfangreichste Metroausbauprogramm, das in den letzten Jahrzehnten in Europa durchgeführt wurde (und das nur mit Mexico und Seoul vergleichbar ist), abgeschlossen.
www.uc3m.es /uc3m/gral/TC/ESDO/esdo04madrid-metro.htm   (2080 words)

 Railway Technology - Madrid Metro Extension owned by Metro de Madrid - Spain
Madrid's regional autonomous government drew up an expansion plan for the Metro in 1995, envisaged a near 50% expansion for the network from 120km and allocated a budget of $1.4 billion to achieve this.
Madrid's varied geological characteristics make tunnelling very difficult and the problems are exacerbated by underground water currents and pronounced slopes.
MetroSur is connected to the rest of Metro de Madrid by an extension to Line 10 from a new station called Casa de Campo (built between Batán and Campamento) to Puerta del Sur in Alcorcón on the MetroSur ring line.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/madrid   (1445 words)

 BUG - Backpackers Guide to budget travel in Madrid, Spain
However the metro and suburban train network is so comprehensive that few travellers ever need to travel by bus except at night when the metro has stopped running.
It is also one of Europe's fastest growing metro systems with 37km of new lines constructed between 1995 and 1999 and ambitious extensions underway which should see a tighter integration between the metro and Cercanías suburban train network in the future.
Zone A includes the City of Madrid and all metro stations except line 9 between Rivas Urbanizaciones and Arganica del Rey, line 10 south of Cuatro Vientos and all of line 12.
www.bugeurope.com /madrid/ga.html   (546 words)

 About Madrid Travel Guide, Spain
The grand metropolis of Madrid can trace its origins to the times of Arab Emir Mohamed I (852-886), who ordered the construction of a fortress on the left bank of the Manzanares river.
Later it became the subject of a dispute between the Christians and Arabs until it was conquered by Alonso VI in the 11th century.
Remainings of the distant past are mainly the Baroque and neoclassical strcutures of the 17th and 18th centuries, such as the Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and others which will be described later during our guide of the city.
www.aboutmadrid.com   (441 words)

 Madrid Maps. Metro, Bus, Train and Street Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Madrid has a modern and efficient underground system and it is the fastest way of getting around the city.
Trains run daily from 6:00am to 1:30am, you can either buy a ticket for a single journey or if you intend to use the underground several times a reduced rate 10 trip tickets are available as combined bus/underground card.
Daily flights connect Madrid's Barajas Airport and the leading cities of Europe and the rest of the world.
www.donquijote.org /tourist/maps/spain/madrid.asp   (208 words)

 Madrid - Wikitravel
Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and is located directly in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula.
Madrid is located in the heart of Spain, and features distinctly winding streets, all of which seem to be heading either up or down.
Citizens of Madrid (referred to by themselves as Madrileños) are heavily influenced by the harsh climate.
wikitravel.org /en/Madrid   (3731 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Madrid museum says California suit has 'no legal basis'
MADRID, Spain – Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a San Diego man seeking to recover an Impressionist painting he claims was taken from his family by the Nazis, saying the suit had no legal basis.
The painting apparently changed hands several times after the war and its whereabouts were a mystery to the Cassirer family until a friend spotted it in the Madrid museum.
The baron is said to have bought it in 1976 and included it in the 800 works sold to the Spanish government in 1993 for around $250 million.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20050512-1409-lootednaziart.html   (520 words)

 Madrid Airport Transport Options
On your return it is even possible to check-in at this Metro station for some flights between the hours of 6.30am and 10.30pm.
You can check in your luggage up to 24 hours (20 hours for some companies) maximum and 2 hours minimum before the flight but again, please check with the relevant airline because certain goods have to be checked in at the airport itself (live animals, dangerous goods, etc.).
Consider buying a 10-trip "Metrobus" ticket at 5.80 euros, valid for both the Metro and city buses, since you will undoubtedly be using the Metro again during your stay.
www.gomadrid.com /transport/airport_options.html   (791 words)

 Transportation To Madrid, In Madrid, & From Madrid by MadridMan
Metro cars are typically quite clean, very safe, and often entertaining with the occasional "car shows" for tips.
All metro tickets can be purchased at any metro station - look for the vending machines just inside the station and before entering the turnstiles or you may buy them at the ticket window with the Spanish-only-speaking human attendant.
Madrid's web of bus routes (web: EMTMadrid.es - English version available) covers the city more completely than metro but can be more confusing and slower too.
www.madridman.com /transprt.html   (5647 words)

 Music Features on CLUAS - Performers of music in the Madrid Metro system (part 2 of 2)
Some metro musicians still see street music as an artistic manifestation of such activist traditions.
Madrid medley metro musicians play a huge variety of styles but whatever their genre, musicians have a positive effect on audiences in hectic, congested urban environments like that of the metro.
I’ve tried communicating with them about this but it’s pointless, they won’t listen.” To add to their woes, metro musicians, says Dimes, despair at the TV screens recently installed in stations, although they´re grateful that city authorities decided not to put audio on the sets.
www.cluas.com /music/features/metro-music2.htm   (1331 words)

 Mad About Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Café Madrid, which is a pleasant, open bar in a great location - near Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor - and serves an assortment of beers and wines and straightforward bar food is the ideal location for it.
Fran has been running the language evenings at Café Madrid since 2000 and says: "everybody is welcome and for free can meet a lot of people from a number of countries and exchange culture and languages".
The City Council of Madrid along with EMT (bus) and Metro Madrid will be holding, for the third year running, a 'public transport' fiesta - the website is called Madrid Sin Coches (Madrid Without Cars).
www.madaboutmadrid.com   (2527 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Armed police patrol Madrid metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Armed police are patrolling Madrid's metro system as Spain beefs up security in the wake of the recent bomb attacks and raids on terror suspects.
Fast-track check-in points at Madrid airport are closed and the army is guarding key road and rail links.
But rucksacks filled with explosives were found in the wreckage of the Madrid flat as well as 200 detonators of the kind used in the Madrid bombings, suggesting the cell had been poised to strike again.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/europe/3601897.stm   (546 words)

 Mad About Madrid: Madrid - Metro and Bus Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Getting around many of the main attractions in Madrid can be done quite easily on foot; for longer distances, or in hot weather, there's always the Metro.
Metro Madrid has undergone extensive development over the last 10-15 years and is now one of the finest in Europe.
I have been doing some research,our tour is april 11 arrives n madrid by the 16 we arrive in sevilla overnite.
www.madaboutmadrid.com /guide/2003/09/madrid_metro_an.html   (535 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Michael Brein's Guide to Madrid by the Metro (Michael Brein's Guides to Sightseeing By Public ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are good maps of the subway system in all Metro stations, this map is so big unfolded that it's very inconvenient.
I ordered both Barcelona and Madrid before my May trip to Spain- saw them in the Magellan travel catalogue a couple weeks before I left town, and thought these might be helpful.
Madrid by the Metro was so easy to use and detailed with points of interest that made it easy to plan for and decide what to do for the next day.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1886590052?v=glance   (791 words)

 Expatica's Spanish news in English: Grand Theft Auto railroaded out of Madrid metro
MADRID- Adverts for a video game have been withdrawn from the metro in Madrid amid claims it glorifies violence against women.
The game, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," which was a top-selling hit at Christmas in Spain, depicts the gory adventures of a fl gangster from the US West Coast who commits violent acts including killing a prostitute as he goes about enriching himself.
Madrid regional government deputy Eduardo Cuenca has attacked the adverts.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=82&story_id=15643&name=Grand+Theft+Auto+railroaded+out+of+Madrid+metro   (386 words)

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