Rail Infraestructures

Miribilla Station

Miribilla Station, built for Adif and serving Renfe Cercanías line C-3 (Bilbao Abando-Orduña), was one of the most complex engineering challenges carried out by BILBAO Ría 2000 as it was necessary to excavate three shafts, one of which was 50 metres deep, and extend the cavern in the Cantalojas tunnel while maintaining the Cercanías and freight railway service at all times.

The main shaft, with a diameter of fifteen metres and a height similar to that of a sixteen-storey building, is the deepest in the Adif network.

Miribilla Station, which serves 20,000 residents of Miribilla, San Adrián and Torre Urizar, enables its users to travel to Bilbao-Abando in just over two minutes, from there they can connect with Renfe Cercanías lines C-1 and C-2, the Bilbao Metro network, Tramway, Renfe Feve and different bus lines.


  • Opening date: 18 December 2008
  • Volume excavated: 20,000 m3
  • Upper lobby of 300 m2 with five ticket gates, self-service machines and ticket office
  • Six panoramic lifts to access the platform from the upper lobby and one more for platform change
  • Two escalators and a staircase to move between platforms
  • Two platforms built, 90 metres long and 4 metres wide
  • Lift shaft: 50 m high and 15 m in diameter
  • Ventilation shaft: 40 metres high and 3.5 in diameter
  • Emergency shaft: 35 metres high and 6.12 in diameter

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