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    Sol station of
    Madrid subway

Sol station of Madrid subway


Madrid has one of the best transport means in the world, with the second largest subway network in Europe -2.4 million passengers per day.

Alcantara Stone has participated in the remodeling of line 3, providing its exclusive materials for this emblematic project, which was opened in 1936 with a distance of 1.4 km. In 1963 grew until, 6.2 Km. with 11 new stations between Moncloa and Legazpi.

In the course of several months has made a considerable effort from all organizations involved in this project to refurbish and modernize these stations, following the guidelines of usability, design and unification, marked by Metro de Madrid and Mintra.

The work in the yellow line (line 3) has an estimated investment of 319 million of Euros financed by the Community of Madrid and Madrid Town Hall.

These facilities and materials will be enjoyed by 260,000 users, which each day were used as a means of transportation. Precisely for this very intensive use, all the materials used in these types of facilities, and above all the passable, must comply with strict rules and physical-mechanical features, to ensure a time of great durability, while retaining their magnificent aesthetic qualities.


  • Project: Sol subway station
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Promotors: Metro de Madrid
  • Architect: Mintra
  • Contractor: FCC Construcciones


Pieces of Alcantara Black® and Alcantara Iridium® with polish and flamed finish as description and work requirements:

Qty. Uts. Description
656.20 Ft. of platform edge in pieces of 80x40x6 cm. with double non-skid band made in Alcantara Black®
1,919.30 Ft. of staircase of 6 cm. thickness with non-skid band made in Alcantara Black®
2,691.20 Sqft. paved floor of 60x40x3 cm made in Alcantara Black®
1 Ut. de entrances (aka. bocas rocieras) in Alcantara Iridium® flamed (included the staircase made with single pieces of the same material)

Materials involved



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First working stages and manufacturing process, with photos and explanations, related videos, PDF's or links to other publications and information.

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