The Regional Government of Madrid will keep Metro Line 8 open throughout the night in order to guarantee the transport for the Mad Cool festival
The Regional Government of Madrid will keep Metro Line 8 open throughout the night in order to guarantee the transport for the 80,000 people expected to attend the Mad Cool music festival on 12, 13 and 14 July. Metro de Madrid will provide this service over the three-day event that will be held at a venue in Valdebebas, next to the Feria de Madrid Metro Station.
Train frequency on Lines 8 and 4 will also be increased by 25 and 15% respectively during the afternoons and evenings, when the festival-goers are expected to arrive. The increase in the number of trains by Metro de Madrid will come with an increase in staff on the affected line, in order to guarantee that the service operates properly and ensure mobility in the area.
25% of the increase costs will be borne by the Madrid Regional Government. The cost of keeping Metro open for the three days alone will amount to €188,000.
The Regional Transport Consortium will set an express EMT line in operation that will stop near the premises of the Mad Cool concerts and will take passengers to the Plaza de Castilla transport hub.
This EMT service will run from 00:00 to 06:00 a.m. It will consist of a fleet of 20-25 articulated buses, with buses running every 2-3 minutes. Access to this shuttle line will only be allowed to those concert-goers who had previously purchased the transport bracelet.
During daytime, the Transport System will operate normally and users will be able to access the Mad Cool premises using any of the existing transport options:
• Metro: Feria de Madrid Metro Station, Line 8
• EMT: Lines 171 and 174 departing from Mar de Cristal and Plaza de Castilla, respectively
• Suburban Rail (Cercanías): Valdebebas Suburban Train Station, Line C10