The Community of Madrid currently connects 96% of the population by public transport through the Consortium's bus network
The Community of Madrid currently connects 96% of the population by public transport through the Madrid Transport Consortium’s urban and intercity bus network. This was confirmed by the Regional Minister of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure of the Madrid government, Ángel Garrido, who took stock of the mobility situation in the region after the storm at a joint press conference with the Regional Minister of Justice, the Interior and Victims, Enrique López, and the Regional Minister for the Environment, Territorial Planning and Sustainability, Paloma Martín.
“All road and public transport workers are working at full capacity to mitigate the consequences of this snowstorm. The winter maintenance plan is working and today we have made a very important leap forward in terms of public transport by re-establishing service in the vast majority of the region’s towns", Garrido pointed out.
The Madrid Regional Transport Consortium has reactivated service on 197 bus lines. Of these, 177 correspond to intercity bus lines and 20 to urban lines in towns. All of them provide services, in some cases with detours, partial routes or without intermediate stops, to facilitate mobility by public transport to 119 towns in the region, which account for approximately 96% of the Community's population.
Specifically, on the Burgos road (A-1), 14 intercity and 2 urban bus lines have been activated in San Sebastian de los Reyes. In the case of those running on the A-2, 35 intercity lines and 6 urban lines from Torrejón de Ardoz and Alcalá de Henares are now in service. On the Valencia road (A-3), 22 intercity lines are in operation, as are two urban lines in Arganda del Rey.
On the A-4, 32 lines connect towns and 6 urban areas of Leganés, San Martín de la Vega, Aranjuez, Getafe and Valdemoro. A total of 29 intercity bus lines are active on the A-5 and 60 on the A-6 between towns and 6 urban lines in Collado Villalba, Torrelodones and El Escorial. Finally, 5 lines have been set up to connect the towns along the Colmenar Viejo road (M-607).
All the information on the situation of the public transport network of the Community of Madrid can be found on: https://www.crtm.es/comunicacion/actualidad-del-servicio/avisos/informacion-actualizada/incidencias-invernales.aspx
For its part, EMT in Madrid has activated 34 bus lines, including the special service between Feria de Madrid and the Enfermera Isabel Zendal Hospital. These lines guarantee access to hospitals, run along the main axes of the city and facilitate connections by public transport through Mercamadrid.
OVER 124 HOURS NON-STOP
Metro de Madrid continued to operate for another day throughout the night, so that at 6 a.m. yesterday morning, the Madrid underground exceeded 124 hours of uninterrupted operation, something that had never happened in its 101-year history. On Wednesday night, the service will continue uninterrupted.
Furthermore, and in collaboration with the Madrid City Council, Metro has once again provided space for Samur Social so that tonight, it has been able to assist and provide shelter to the homeless who need it in four stations. These are the stations of Latina, Ópera, Tirso de Molina and Estación del Arte. A total of 47 people have been assisted and since the beginning of the storm, 120 people have spent the nights in Metro facilities.
Service has also been re-established on the Metro Ligero along the entire length of the ML1 line. The service has also been extended on the ML2, between Colonia Jardín and Bélgica; and on the ML3, between Colonia Jardín and Boadilla Centro. The same has happened on the Parla Tramway between Plaza de Toros and Bulevar Sur, on track 1; and between Polígono Industrial and Bulevar Sur, on track 2.
WINTER MAINTENANCE PLAN ACTIONS
The Winter Roads Plan operations have already cleared more than 92% of the more than 2,500 kilometres of roads in the region. Currently, there are no isolated towns by road and only a two kilometre stretch of the M-506 road remains cut off from the main network. Of the remaining tracks in the secondary and local network, only 20 sections are shut, and 41 sections require the use of chains. Nine passes are open to traffic, in which it is necessary to drive with caution, and only the Navafría pass remains closed.
On https://www.comunidad.madrid/servicios/transporte/vialidad-invernal-estado-carreteras you can check all the information about the state of the roads in the Community of Madrid.