The Community of Madrid extends a section of Metro Line 5 until 2:30 a.m. for the LGTBI Pride celebrations
The Community of Madrid will extend the night-time timetable of a section of Metro Line 5 by one hour more than usual, until 2:30 a.m., to facilitate mobility during the LGTBI Pride celebrations from tonight, Thursday 7, until the early hours of next Saturday to Sunday.
The measure will be applied to a section of 14 stations on Line 5, specifically those between Ventas and Marqués de Vadillo, thus providing a service to the most central areas of the capital where there will be the greatest mobility during the Pride events.
As a result, trains will run for an hour longer than usual with a frequency of 15 minutes. The last train of this special service will leave each terminus (Ventas and Marqués de Vadillo) at 2:30 a.m., with the last train running from that time.
The measure joins the reinforcement of trains that the Community has put in place since yesterday, Wednesday, on several lines of the Madrid underground, and which will last until Saturday 9 July, with an increase of up to 100% in the number of trains during some time slots. The reinforcement affects lines 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5 and 10. Metro staff have also been increased in the halls of the stations with the highest passenger traffic, such as Atocha, Estación del Arte, Sol, Banco de España, Sevilla, Gran Vía, Callao, Ópera, Plaza de España and Chueca.
Both with the reinforcement of trains and the extension of the night timetable at 14 of the most central underground stations, the Community of Madrid is facilitating the mobility of Madrid residents and visitors who want to enjoy the Pride festivities in the capital, mainly in the central area, where most of the celebrations are concentrated.