Metro de Madrid records 75.2% drop in passenger numbers in morning rush hour

The drop in demand on Sunday was above 86%, both on Metro and on EMT, suburban and intercity buses and suburban trains. The drop in user numbers is 57% when compared with last Friday, the last working day. Madrid public transport recorded 87.4% fewer passengers on Sunday compared with the previous Sunday.

Metro de Madrid recorded a 75.2% drop in the number of passengers at rush hour this morning compared with last Monday morning. Specifically, between 06:00 and 09:00 on Monday, 125,477 people used the Madrid underground. This figure is also a drop of 57% in passenger numbers compared with the last working day, Friday, 13 March.

Despite Metro de Madrid only recording figures on Friday between 06:00 and 09:00 of 248,985 passengers, the figures show that this number continues to fall. In total, there were 891,826 passengers in the whole day, down 63.05% on the same day of the previous week.

Yesterday, on Sunday, 15 March, a total of 125,477 people travelled on the underground, down 88% on the previous Sunday, and down 46% on the previous day, Saturday 14.


In general, demand for public transport in the Region of Madrid dropped yesterday, Sunday, 15 March, by 87.4% on the previous Sunday, according to figures from the Regional Transport Consortium of Madrid. This decline is due to the extraordinary preventive measures approved by the Regional Government of Madrid and other public authorities as a result of the situation and evolution of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the announcement of the declaration of a state of emergency in Spain.

Specifically, 281,506 journeys were recorded yesterday on the public transport network of the Region of Madrid, 1.95 million fewer journeys than the previous Sunday.

The decline amounted to 88.4% in the case of Metro de Madrid, which recorded 125,477 journeys; to 86.7% in the case of EMT in the city of Madrid, with 75,170 journeys; to 86.3% on the suburban and intercity buses of the Consortium, which recorded 40,604 journeys; and also to 86.3% on the suburban train lines, with 40,255 journeys.

The Regional Transport Consortium of Madrid is closely monitoring the demand for public transport in the region, together with other operators.


Within the framework of the measures and recommendations being adopted to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Regional Government of Madrid reminds citizens of the need to stay at home.

At any event, and if travel is strictly necessary and falls within the cases provided for in the Royal Decree declaring the state of emergency, the regional government advises the elderly and those who suffer from illness to avoid using the Metro and public transport in general, on health grounds. This recommendation by the health authorities extends to care-providers and those who live with these sectors of the vulnerable population.