C-1 (Cercanías Madrid)

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Cercanías C1.svg
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A Civia train on a C-1 service awaiting departure towards Aeropuerto T4 at Príncipe Pío terminal station in 2012.
Service typeCommuter rail
SystemCercanías Madrid
LocaleMadrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
First service23 September 2011 (2011-09-23)
Current operator(s)Renfe Operadora
TerminiPríncipe Pío
Aeropuerto T4
Distance travelled23.6 km
Line(s) usedMadrid Príncipe Pío–Pinar railway
Madrid–Barcelona railway
Madrid–Barajas Airport railway
Rolling stockCivia EMUs
Track gauge1,668 mm (5 ft 5+2132 in) Iberian gauge
Electrification3kV AC overhead line
Track owner(s)Adif

The C-1 is a rail service of Cercanías Madrid commuter rail network, operated by Renfe Operadora. It runs from Príncipe Pío station in western Madrid to Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4, through the city center of Madrid.[1] The C-1 shares tracks for the majority of its length with services C-7 and C-10 (thus of which serving as a complementary line) while it also shares large parts with C-2, and C-8. The service has existed in its current form since 2011, when it opened.[2]


Like the rest of Cercanías Madrid services, the C-1 runs on the Iberian gauge mainline railway system, which is owned by Adif, an agency of the Spanish government. All of the railway lines carrying Rodalies de Catalunya services are electrified at 3,000 volts (V) direct current (DC) using overhead lines. The C-1 operates on a total length of 23.6 kilometres (14.7 mi),[citation needed] which is entirely double-track. The trains on the line call at up to 11 stations, using the following railway lines, in order from north to south:[3]

From To Railway line Route number
Príncipe Pío (PK 0.1) Madrid Atocha (PK 7.4) Madrid-Príncipe Pío–Pinar 910
Madrid Atocha (PK 0.0) Madrid Chamartín (PK 7.0) Risa Tunnel 900
Madrid Chamartín (PK 0.0) Fuente de la Mora (PK 2.8) Madrid–Barcelona 200
Fuente de la Mora (PK 0.0) Aeropuerto T4 (PK 5.3) Madrid–Barajas Airport 908

List of stations[edit]

The following table lists the name of each station served by C-1 in order from west to east; the station's service pattern offered by C-1 trains; the transfers to other Cercanías Madrid lines; remarkable transfers to other transport systems; the municipality in which each station is located; and the fare zone each station belongs to according to the Madrid Metro fare zone system.

# Terminal of a service
* Transfer station to other transport systems
#* Transfer station and terminal
Station served by all trains running through it
Limited service station
Station Service Cercanías Madrid transfers Other transfers Municipality Fare zone
Príncipe Pío#* C-7, C-10 Madrid Metro lines 6, 10 and Ramal
National coach services
Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Pirámides* C-10 Madrid Metro line 5 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Delicias C-10 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Méndez Álvaro* C-5, C-10 Madrid Metro line 6 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Atocha* C-2, C-3, C-3a, C-4, C-5, C-7, C-8, C-10 Renfe Operadora-operated high-speed and long-distance rail services
Madrid Metro line 1 at Atocha Renfe station
National and international coach services
Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Recoletos C-2, C-7, C-8, C-10 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Nuevos Ministerios* C-2, C-3, C-3a, C-4, C-7, C-8, C-10 Madrid Metro lines 6, 8 and 10 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Chamartín* C-2, C-3, C-3a, C-4, C-7, C-8, C-10 Renfe Operadora-operated high-speed and long-distance rail services
Madrid Metro lines 1 and 10
National and international coach services
Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Fuente de la Mora* C-2, C-10 Madrid Metro Ligero line ML-1 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Valdebebas C-10 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaA.svg
Aeropuerto T4#* C-10 Madrid Metro line 8 Madrid Madrid-MetroZonaB2.svg


  1. ^ "Cercanías Madrid". www.renfe.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ SANTAEULALIA, INÉS (22 September 2011). "En Cercanías a la T-4". El Pais (in Spanish). Spain.
  3. ^ "Listado de líneas y estaciones" [List of railway lines and stations] (PDF) (in Spanish). Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Government of Spain. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.