Line 6 (Madrid Metro)

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Línea 6
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Línea 1Línea 2Línea 3* Madrid-MetroLinea.png Cuatro Caminos Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 8Línea 10Madrid-MetroCercanias2.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Nuevos Ministerios Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png República Argentina Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 4Línea 7Línea 9 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Avenida de América Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 4Línea 5 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Diego de León Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 2 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Manuel Becerra Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png O'Donnell Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 9Línea 11* Madrid-MetroLinea.png Sainz de Baranda Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Conde de Casal Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 1 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Pacífico Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroCercanias2.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Méndez Álvaro Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Arganzuela-Planetario Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea3.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Legazpi Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Usera Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 11 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Plaza Elíptica Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Opañel Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 5 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Oporto Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Carpetana Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroCercanias2.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Laguna Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Lucero Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Alto de Extremadura Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Puerta del Ángel Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 10Ramal Ópera-Príncipe PíoMadrid-MetroCercanias2.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Príncipe Pío Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 3Línea 4 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Argüelles Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea3.svg Madrid-MetroLinea.png Moncloa Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Ciudad Universitaria Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Madrid-MetroLinea-sin.png Metropolitano Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
Línea 7 Madrid-MetroLinea.png Guzmán el Bueno Madrid-MetroLinea-no.png
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(*) planning stage

Line 6 of the Madrid Metro opened originally between Cuatro Caminos and Pacifico in 1979. This is one of two circular lines in Madrid, but unlike Line 12, it did not open as a full circle. The circle was completed in 1995, taking four stages from its original opening.

First on 7 May 1981, the line was extended from Pacifico to Oporto, then on 1 June 1983, the line was extended from Oporto to Laguna. Thirdly the line was extended from Cuatro Caminos to Ciudad Universitaria serving Madrid's Complutense university on 13 January 1987, and lastly the line was extended from Ciudad Universitaria to Laguna on 10 May 1995, completing the circle. Arganzuela-Planetario station opened on 26 January 2007 between Legazpi and Méndez Álvaro. This station serves Madrid's Planetarium and IMAX theatre.

Line 6 is one of the busiest lines on the network, so to ease congestion on the busiest stations, Madrid adopted the "Barcelona method". This means that at some stations there are two side platforms, and an island platform. This was also used on Line S, but only two station preserves the original layout (Campamento and Carabanchel).

Line 6 uses 6-car trains of mostly class 5000, but there are a few class 7000's on this line. In the future, the second batch of class 9000 is projected to run on line 6.