The Regional Government has increased public transport frequency across Madrid for MADO 2018
The Regional Government of Madrid, through the Regional Transport Consortium, will significantly increase public transport in order to enhance the mobility of MADO Madrid Pride 2018 event visitors. This increase will be adopted by all the operators (Metro, EMT, suburban buses and suburban rail) in order to reach the whole region.
Metro frequency increase will particularly take place on 6 and 8 July and will affect Lines 2, 3, 5, 10 and the Ópera-Príncipe Pío spur, with an increase of up to 110% on 6 July on Line 2 and the spur. On this day, the Ópera-Príncipe Pío spur will then double the service from 10.00 p.m. until closing time. There will also be an increase in the number of trains on Lines 3 (50%), 5 (36%) and 10 (33%) from 00.00 a.m. until the end of the service. As for Line 2, the increase will start at 11.00 p.m. and will reach 100% at 01.00 a.m. until the end of the service.
On Saturday, 7 July Metro de Madrid will extend the opening time for one hour, so the service will run until 03.00 a.m. (early hours of 8 July). A 24 h strike action has been called by Metro de Madrid Works Council. Metro Train Drivers Union will join the action from 02.00 to 03.00 a.m. (in the early hours of 8 July). The Regional Government has set a minimum railway service of 73% on this day in order to guarantee the mobility of users.
Lastly, on 8 July, the suburban rail will increase the number of trains on Line 2 by 25% from 11.00 p.m., reaching 50% at 00.00 a.m. until the end of the service. The increase in the number of trains will come with the increase in station staff in order to guarantee that the stations operate properly and ensure mobility in the region.
EMT will increase the number of buses on 25 daytime lines in the afternoon and evening of 6 July and during the whole day on 7 and 8 July. The increase will also affect Line 200 (adding one more bus) and the Express Line (three additional buses) connecting the capital to Barajas Airport. An additional 14 night buses will in turn operate on the night of 5 to 6 July and 15 on the night of 6 to 7 and 7 to 8 July, when the highest number of users is expected.
AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SUBURBAN BUSES AND SUBURBAN TRAIN CAPACITY
In addition, the frequency of 25 night suburban lines will be increased providing an extra 8,000 places on the nights of next weekend in order to enhance the mobility of local residents from and to the capital from thirty towns in the Region, such as Leganés, Getafe, Las Rozas, San Sebastián de los Reyes and Alcorcón.
Lastly, all suburban rail lines (except for C9) will have double the number of cars and there will be an additional eight trains on Line C5, increasing in nearly 700,000 the number of places when compared to a normal Saturday.
The Transport Consortium reminds users to buy their Multi card from a point of sale before using it to avoid unnecessary waiting, as the number of visitors from Madrid and beyond is expected to be very high.