The Community of Madrid, through Metro de Madrid, is remodelling the Opera station which connects to Lines 2, 5 and the branch line. The purpose of the renovation work is to make the station more spacious and comfortable for users, to modernise it and, above all, to transform it into a more accessible station.
The renovation work will also bring improvements as far as space is concerned, since the lobby will go from its current 114 square metres to 821 once the work is complete. Enlarging the lobby will benefit the more than 54,700 people who use this centrally-located metro station every day. The station will be more convenient to passengers once the work is done by removing the network of corridors currently used to make connections, improving access from the street to the metro lines and making the experience more pleasant for passengers.
Following the ambitious Enlargement Plan, the most important in the underground’s history, during the last legislature, it is the intention of Metro de Madrid to put the design and quality standards of all metro lines on an equal standing in order to avoid differences between the oldest and newest stations.[Source Metro de Madrid]