Metro de Madrid will keep operating the service tonight for the third consecutive day
The Community of Madrid will keep the Metro service operational throughout the night on Monday in order to facilitate the mobility of citizens. However, it is still recommended to limit travel to essential cases. Thus, the Madrid underground will operate between 2 and 6 a.m. for the third consecutive day, when it is normally closed to the public.
Metro de Madrid was also open on the nights from 9 to 10 January and 10 to 11 January, providing its service throughout the early hours of the morning without any incidents. More than 3,800 passengers used the underground between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on 10 January while in the early hours of 11 January, the number of users reached 13,079. In both cases, the majority of trips took place between 5 and 6 a.m. On the other hand, the number of passengers who used the underground between 6 and 8 a.m. today was 125,182.
Likewise, and in collaboration with the capital’s City Council, Metro de Madrid continues to provide space for Samur Social to assist the homeless in the La Latina, Ópera, Tirso de Molina and Estación del Arte stations. In total, 24 people used this service on the night from 9 to 10 January and 30 on the night from 10 to 11 January.
Furthermore, on the night from 8 to 9 January, Metro de Madrid kept the service on line 8 running in order to ensure travel from the airport and the connection with the centre of Madrid, so trains stopped at the Aeropuerto T4, Aeropuerto T1, T2, T3 and Nuevos Ministerios stations throughout the night.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS DUE TO THE SNOW
The Community of Madrid has developed a special plan during the winter period to deal with possible inclement weather that involve the presence of snow or ice at Metro facilities or entrances and which may affect the service provided to users. This action plan affects all underground accesses, outdoor stations, depots, garages and sections of track outdoors.
Stations have salt and essential equipment such as buckets, shovels and brooms for removing snow and ice. Each line maintains a strategic reserve of these elements at key points to facilitate their distribution. If they run out of salt, emergency supplies will be distributed using one or more trains without passengers to the distribution points defined for the stations affected.
Over the last few hours, and with the help of the cleaning staff, salt is being scattered, particularly in the platform areas used for the entry and exit of trains. Once the passage area where salt has been scattered is dry, it will be checked for any traces to avoid slips.