Regional Government of Madrid increases underground services for Three Kings Day Parade
The Regional Government of Madrid will step up the underground service on Sunday, 5 January to facilitate mobility for the Three Kings Day Parade in the city of Madrid. This special service will commence at 16:00 when a large number of people are expected to travel to see the parade, and will end when the celebrations finish at Cibeles Square.
This special service will affect lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 which all have stations near where the parade will be held. The parade will begin at 18:30 in San Juan de la Cruz and travel south down Paseo de la Castellana and Recoletos to Cibeles Square, where it is due to end at around 21:00.
An average of 49% more trains will run on the underground system, which will be even greater on lines 4, 5 and 10, given the proximity of the stations on these lines to the route to be taken by the parade. Hence, the service on line 4 will offer double the normal number of trains on a Bank Holiday.
As well as putting on more trains, Metro de Madrid will also increase staff at those stations which are expected to be busier than usual. In total, more than 250 people, between Metro employees, security officers and cleaning personnel will offer a heightened service at the stations and lines most affected, with the aim of guaranteeing and facilitating mobility between different parts of Madrid and offering a fast service on the underground system.