Line 5 (Madrid Metro)
|Termini||Casa de Campo|
Alameda de Osuna
|Opened||5 June 1968|
|Rolling stock||CAF 2000-B and 3000|
|Line length||23.217 km (14.426 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,445 mm (4 ft 8 7⁄8 in)|
Line 5 is a rapid transit line in the Madrid Metro system since 5 June 1968. It is the fourth most used line of the Madrid system, transporting 64 million passengers a year. It is 27 kilometers long.
Line 5 also contains the only elevated ground platform in the Madrid Metro, at Aluche station. Aluche is also the only station where the metro is above the Cercanías commuter train, which generally runs above ground.
In 1976, section of Line S from Carabanchel to Aluche was transferred to Line 5 in order to provide an easier transfer to downtown to new railroad line to Alcorcón and Móstoles, now part of Cercanías C-5 line. On 28 May 1980 the line was extended from Ciudad Lineal to Canillejas.
On the 27 October 1999, Eugenia de Montijo was added as an infill station between Aluche and Carabanchel. The station is on the tunnel mouth of the line and is therefore at-grade.
The mostly overground section between Aluche and Casa de Campo was transferred to Line 5 after Line 10 was extended south from Casa de Campo on 22 May 2002. On 24 November 2006, a two stop extension from Canillejas to Alameda de Osuna was opened.
Line 5 was closed during the summer of 2017 for renovation. The renovation lasted 62 days and cost an estimated €66.5 million. Among the changes, more than 256,000 metres (840,000 ft) of signaling cables were replaced, along with 42,000 metres (138,000 ft) of fiber optic cable, 68,000 metres (223,000 ft) of lighting, and 18,000 metres (59,000 ft) of radiating cable.
Line 5 uses 6-car trains of mainly class 2000B, however there are a few class 2000As running on the line. It was the last line built in a narrow profile and gauge.
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- "La línea 5 de metro reabre el próximo domingo". El Pais. September 1, 2017.
- Razón, La (2019-09-09). "La Comunidad inicia los trámites para abrir el Metro 24 horas los fines de semana". www.larazon.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-12.
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