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Madrid Metro
Spain, Madrid
1996 – 2006

244.5 meters per day - this is the peak performance that was bored by the Herrenknecht EPB Shield S-302 into the underground of Madrid. The excavation of 4.3 kilometers of tunnel for the extension of the Metro Line 3 took only ten months. Since 1996, Herrenknecht EPB Shields had been empolyed in 13 projects with a total length of excavation of almost 63 kilometers. For the extension of the Line 3 only, eight Herrenknecht EPB Shields with diameters between 8,900mm and 9,370mm had been on their way.

2.5 million people per day use the Spanish capital's metro network that is one of the world's longest with a length of approx. 300 kilometers in total.

Data Sheet

Country, Location

Spain, Madrid


1996 – 2006




Soft ground
Crystallized gypsum with clay and siltstone, sand, gravel, Tosco, clayey sand, Alluvium, loam

Tunnelling length

62,926 m

Machine Data

1x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 6,520 mm
Lining method: Segmental lining

1x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 8,900 mm
Lining method: Segmental lining

9x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 9,330 mm
Lining method: Segmental lining

2x EPB Shield:
Diameter: 9,370 mm

Your contact person Contact us

Jack Brockway President and CEO Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA Inc.
Gerhard Goisser COO Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, Inc.