Metro reinforces the service by as much as 73% to receive the Three Kings
Metro Madrid will step up the service by up to 73% during the afternoon/evening on Thursday, 5 January, on the occasion of the holding of the Three Kings Parade. The service reinforcement will start from 4 p.m., when the largest number of people are expected to travel there and will terminate when the celebrations finish at Plaza de Cibeles. This reinforcement joins the average 50% increase in trains on account of the Christmas festivities set into operation by Metro Madrid as of the beginning of last December.
With the special Three Kings arrangements, which are implemented to facilitate access to the parade, there will be an increase in the number of trains on Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 via which access will be provided to the main route. The parade will take place from 6.30 p.m. along the Paseo de la Castellana axis, from Nuevos Ministerios to Cibeles, where it will finish.
Lines 2 and 4 will be the ones that undergo the largest increase, with more than 70% and 55%, respectively, due to the fact that its stations are close to the route, although this percentage will go on changing depending on the time and the number of users.
In addition, the service will be reinforced with an increase of more than 35% on Lines 1, 5, 8 and 10 through being the ones nearest to the route where the Three Kings Parade will pass, while Line 6 will be reinforced by more than 15% and for Line 7 the service reinforcement will be over 5%.
During the hours close to the termination of the event, besides the afore-mentioned lines, the service will be stepped up on Line 3 by over 15%.
This increase in the number of trains will also be accompanied by an increase in the number of Metro workers (over 100 people will be involved directly in the service operation) and security personnel (over 120 security officers will watch over this event in the network) in order to assure and assist mobility at the stations, especially at those where a larger transit of users is expected, and it will not decrease until everything is completely finished.