Since the creation of the 1st high speed train (AVE: Alta Velocidad Española) line between Seville and Madrid for the EXPO’92, Spain has been converted in the 2nd country with more railway Kms for the kind of trains, after the inauguration on the AVE between Valencia and Madrid, few months ago.
Madrid Puerta de Atocha is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Barcelona (Catalonia), Seville/Málaga/Córdoba (Andalusia) and Valencia (Levante Region). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, RENFE.
The picture belongs to the interior of the old building – near the current departures (see the staircases). The station is in the Atocha neighborhood of the district of Arganzuela. Its facade faces the Plaza del Emperador Carlos V, a site at which a variety of streets converge, including the Calle de Atocha, Paseo del Prado, Paseo de la Infanta Isabel, Avenida de la Ciudad de Barcelona, Calle de Méndez Álvaro, Paseo de las Delicias, Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza, and Ronda de Atocha.
A new terminal for arrivals that began to work at beginning of this year has been located adjacent to the old building. And it has a modern architecture that I will try to catch in my next trip using AVE.
Estación de Tren – Puerta de Atocha, Madrid (Spain)
Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM @ 10 mm | f11, 1s, ISO 100. HDR from 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. 0 .. +2 EV ]