Metro de Málaga, concessionaire for the Andalusian Government was created in 2004 for the drafting, implementation and construction of lines 1 and 2 of the Málaga underground railway, as well as for future commercial operations.
The official opening of part of the Málaga Metro was in July 2014. The current operational sections are from the Palacio de los Deportes station to El Perchel, and from El Perchel to Andalucía Tech, which represents a total of 17 stations situated along approximately 12 kilometers of track.
The layout design of lines 1 and 2 of the Málaga Metro take the form of an X and has been created with the objective of enabling more than 200,000 residents, who are all potential users, to be within 500 meters of a station. This design offers a service to the most densely populated districts of the city such as Carretera de Cadiz and Cruz de Humilladero, at the same time connecting with first class public facilities such as the University campus in Teatinos, Clinico and Carlos Haya hospitals, the Central Courts of Justice (Cuidad de la Justicia) and Palacio de los deportes. Finally for the city centre, a very significant area for both commerce and tourism, (Atarazanas station which will be located in Alameda Principal and in close proximity to near to Calle Torregorda). In addition, the extension of Line 2 will cover the area of Bailén – Miraflores, this route will provide a service to both the children’s Materno hospital and the Civil Hospital.
The location of El Perchel station allows easy connection between the two metro lines without having to change platforms and facilitates fast access to the AVE, middle-distance, regional and local trains in addition to the intercity bus station.
Modern in design, technologically advanced performance, comfortable and safe, while at the same time being fast, reliable and accessible. The Metro de Málaga is an environmentally sustainable method of transport aimed at responding to the Málaga citizens demand for mobility and to become a benchmark for public transport in the city.