The Atocha Renfe station will no longer be called that

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A passenger, in a Metro car at the Atocha Renfe station on March 16, 2020 (REUTERS / Sergio Perez).

Atocha Renfe, one of the best known and busiest Metro stops in Madrid for being connected to The train station, it will no longer be called that.

Its new name will be Atocha-Constitución del 78, to honor “the guarantor of coexistence among Spaniards during the last 40 years”, as announced by the vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, this Tuesday.

“We had an outstanding debt with one of the most important moments in our history, which was the signing and approval of our Constitution,” added the Citizen after a visit to the Metro Engine Building, in which he was accompanied by the Minister of Transport, Ángel Garrido.

The change occurs at a time when “some, even within the Government of Spain itself, question the existence of a democratic State, where they take for granted rights and freedoms conquered over many years based on effort, blood, sweat and tears. and where you have to find points between Spaniards ”, justified Aguado.

“The greatest and the best meeting point between Spaniards is the Spanish Constitution, just as Atocha is a meeting point between people who come from all backgrounds”, he added.

In June 2018, the name of the Atocha station was changed to Estación del Arte, by the main museums of the capital that are concentrated around the Paseo del Prado (Reina Sofía, the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza).

Furthermore, on September 29, 2020, the Council of Ministers changed the name of another Madrid station, Chamartín, which is now Chamartín-Clara Campoamor, in honor of the defender of women’s rights and the main promoter of women’s suffrage in Spain.


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