Metro de Madrid will keep operating the service tonight for the fourth consecutive day
The Community of Madrid is going to keep the Metro service operational all night today, Tuesday, to facilitate the mobility of the citizens of the region. 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 fourth consecutive day, when it is normally closed to the public.
Metro de Madrid was also open on the nights from 9 to 10 January, 10 to 11 January and 11 to 12 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; in the early hours of 11 January, the number of users reached 13,079, while last night the figure was 11,302. Every day, the majority of trips during are taking place between 5 and 6 a.m. On the other hand, the number of passengers who used the underground between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. today was 134,307, 37% more than on Tuesday last week.
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.
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 its facilities or entrances and which may affect the service provided to users.
This action plan affects all Metro 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.