Preserving old trains that had been neglected for years is the main focus of this museum located in one of Madrid’s busiest metro stations. Most of the trains exhibited in the museum have been saved and completely renovated in recent years. Madrid Metro has made a major effort to rehabilitate a selection of its vintage trains, which were in service between 1919 and 1965.
In 1919 Madrid opened its first metro line from Sol to Cuatro Caminos. It was inaugurated on October 17, 1919 by King Alfonso XIII and opened to the public later that month. Some of the trains that served the citizens of Madrid on the first day can be seen in this museum.
The museum also houses around 100 metro-specific artifacts and videos from yesteryear, such as old subway signs and tools.