The Chamartín station changes its name and incorporates that of Clara Campoamor

He has modified, , the name of the Madrid Chamartín station, which will be renamed Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor Station in honor of the promoter and defender of women’s right to vote.

The Executive has adopted this decision within the framework of the current remodeling of the station and the urban planning operation in progress and in view of the next commemoration of the 90 years of the female vote in Spain, which will be held on October 1, 2021, this Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

Clara Campoamor graduated in Law on December 19, 1924 and, at the age of 36, became one of the few Spanish lawyers of the time, joining the Madrid Bar Association, where Victoria Kent, her great rival, was already a member. parliamentary

Campoamor was very active in defense of women’s suffrage and, after the Second Republic was proclaimed, she was elected deputy for Madrid for the Radical Party in the 1931 elections. Then women could be elected, but they could not vote.

In 1931 she was part of the Constitutional Commission that drew up the draft Constitution and on October 1, article 36 was approved, which made it possible for women to vote. Consequently, women were able to vote for the first time on November 19, 1933 in the general elections.

The change of name of the station, which is part of the Ministries of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory and that of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, will be effective as of this Thursday.

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Chamartín station, located in the neighborhood of the same name, provides service to Cercanías trains, medium and long-distance trains and metro services, being one of the stations, together with Atocha, with the most users in Madrid. The station, which has its origins in the plans that began during the Second Republic, was inaugurated in 1967. Currently, the Chamartín station (which operates as a large transport interchange) centralizes all rail communications from the capital to the northwest of the peninsula.

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