Casco Viejo (Metro Bilbao)
|Location||3, San Nicolás Square|
|Line(s)||Line 1, Line 2 and Line 3 (Metro Bilbao)
Line 4 (EuskoTren)
|Platforms||4 high-level platforms|
|Connections||EuskoTran: Line A|
Casco Viejo Station, also known as Zazpi Kaleak Station, is a railway station located in the historical neighborhood of Casco Viejo, in the district of Ibaiondo, Bilbao. It serves the commuter rail services of EuskoTren and rapid transit system of Metro Bilbao. It also has a long-distance connection with Bilbao's Tramway.
Services and connections
The station for the commuter rail services of EuskoTren is located in the upper floor, under the name "Zazpi Kaleak Station" (Basque for Seven Streets Station). Currently, the Line 4 of EuskoTren has this station as its terminus station. Line 4 connects the center of Bilbao with the Txorierri area, both in the Greater Bilbao region. This stations is connected through this line with Sondika, Derio and Lezama, among other municipalities. There are trains every 30 minutes in rush hours.
The Line 4 of EuskoTren used to begin in Deusto, and then go through the University of Deusto, Uribarri, Matiko and other neighborhoods inside Bilbao before reaching Casco Viejo Station. When the works for the Line 3 of Metro Bilbao began, the mentioned stations were closed and replaced by a special bus line, which was eventually closed as well. Currently, passengers from the Line A of EuskoTran can interchange the services (from tramway to train) for free.
|Terminus||Line 4||Loruri - Ciudad Jardín
Metro Bilbao's station, named "Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo" was opened in November, 1995 and was the first south terminus station of the whole network. The station is underground and located under the EuskoTren station, near Unamuno Square. Currently, it serves for Line 1, Line 2 and Line 3 of the network.
|Preceding station||Metro Bilbao||Following station|
Casco Viejo station is 350 meters away from the tramway station Arriaga, in the Line A of EuskoTran. There is a free transfer for passengers from the tramway to Line 4 (EuskoTren). This does not apply for Metro Bilbao.