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Atocha Station


Atocha Station

The Atocha Station is the most important train station in Madrid. It was inaugurated in 1851 under the name of Station of the Noon being the first train station of the capital. In 2014 passed through Atocha more than 15 million passengers.

The station has been remodeled and expanded several times; The most important in 1888, when he was the victim of a serious fire, and between 1985 and 1992, when it was necessary to quadruple its capacity.

With the extension of the station, Atocha was divided into three: Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías and Atocha Renfe (subway station). The subway station and the subway station are part of a large interchange system that connects with other means of public transport.

Tropical Garden of Atocha

The Tropical Garden of the station of Atocha is in the interior of this one and is formed by more than 500 animal and vegetal species. The inhabitants of the garden most loved by the inhabitants of Madrid are the Galapagos.

11M attacks

The Atocha station was one of the places where on March 11, 2004, the bombs of the biggest attack in Spain to date occurred. In the attacks, 191 people died in four commuter trains.

On March 11, 2007, a monument was opened outside the station in honor of the victims of the attack.

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