MADRID, 19 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Official State Gazette (BOE) has published this Saturday the order to change the name of the Madrid-Puerta de Atocha railway station, which is renamed Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes in recognition of the Madrid writer who died on November 27, 2021.
With this modification, the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda wants to "contribute to the legacy" of the writer "who made the capital one more protagonist of her works," the order indicates.
In this sense, it recalls that Grandes has received distinctions such as the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, posthumously, in its gold category, and has been awarded the title of Favorite Daughter of Madrid in 2022. In addition, it highlights that her Her success "has transcended national borders", becoming one of the most translated Spanish authors and obtaining awards outside of Spain.
With the change in the name of the station, the Catalog of lines and sections of the General Interest Railway Network is also modified to include the new name.