Metro will reinforce lines 6, 7 and Metrosur by up to 67% to facilitate the mobility of students taking the EvAU
Metro de Madrid is going to reinforce the service on lines 6, 7 and 12 (Metrosur) by up to 67% to facilitate the mobility of students who are going to take the University Access Assessment Test (EvAU). Therefore, the reinforcement will take place between 6 and 9 July in Madrid's public universities that have underground stations providing access to the campuses.
A measure that forms part of the Special Mobility Plan designed by the Regional Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure for the EvAU and that is coordinated by the Regional Transport Consortium with all the operators integrated in its network (Metro, light rail, EMT buses, urban and interurban buses of the Consortium and Renfe's suburban trains).
The Metro serves the university campuses of the Complutense University with Lines 6 and 7, the Polytechnic with Line 6 and the campuses of Rey Juan Carlos and Carlos III with Line 12 (Metrosur).
Given the special circumstances caused by COVID-19, the Madrid underground will pay special attention to the distribution of passengers. In addition, passenger flows and platform conditions will also be monitored from the Central Control Post by cameras to avoid crowding.
The reinforcement on lines 6, 7 and 12 will begin before the start of the exams (between 6.00 am and 9.30 am), reaching up to 67% more trains in this hour than those running on the usual service. In the afternoon, the number of trains will be increased by up to 44% between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm, coinciding with the end of the exams.
The increase in the number of trains will also be accompanied by a reinforcement of station and security staff, especially in the stations where the greatest number of passengers is expected. On line 6, in addition to Ciudad Universitaria, the stations where the number of passengers is expected to increase are: Cuatro Caminos and Guzmán el Bueno, Príncipe Pío, Argüelles and Moncloa. On line 7, the reinforcement will be concentrated in the Islas Filipinas station.
Finally, on Line 12, more passengers are expected at the stations of Hospital de Fuenlabrada, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Getafe Central, Juan de la Cierva and Leganés Central, although more passengers are also expected at stations with exchange facilities such as El Casar, Fuenlabrada Central, Móstoles Central and Alcorcón Central.