The Community of Madrid reinforces the Metro service by up to 27% to guarantee the mobility of citizens on Black Friday

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In 2022, the underground recorded a total of 2.3 million passengers on this day, which has become the busiest one of the year. Special arrangements are planned for this coming weekend and will be extended to lines 1, 2, 3 and 5. In addition, on the occasion of the Christmas lights switch-on, which will take place tomorrow at Puerta del Sol, the number of convoys on the 1, 2 and 3 will be increased. In the Spanish capital, Municipal Transport Company buses will be free of charge from Friday to Sunday.

The Community of Madrid will reinforce the Metro train service and staff at stations by up to 27% to celebrate Black Friday. The goal of this measure is to guarantee the mobility of users at a time when shopping and leisure trips are increasing exponentially, which is why special arrangements have been made for this coming Saturday and Sunday which will be extended to lines 1, 2, 3 and 5 of the underground.

Moreover, in view of the Christmas lights switch-on, which this year will take place tomorrow at 7 pm at Puerta del Sol, the number of trains on lines 1, 2 and 3 will also be increased by 24% between 6 pm and 8:30 pm. On the other hand, Sol station will be closed between 6 pm and 9 pm on 23, 24 and 25 November.

The Metro Central Control Centre will constantly monitor the flow of passengers at the different points on the network and, if necessary, could increase the number of trains. The usual station access control devices will also be in place and there will be a greater number of staff members to facilitate the distribution of passengers on platforms at peak times.

Moreover, the company joins these celebrations once again with special discounts on products at its shop. That's why there will be sales of up to 50% on items that can be purchased both in the shops, located at Sol and Plaza de Castilla, and online at www.latiendademetrodemadrid.com until Sunday.

In recent years, Black Friday has become Metro's busiest day of the year, as reflected in the numbers for 2022, when over 2.3 million passengers travelled on this holiday, beating the record number of users since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

FREE EMT BUSES

On the other hand, as part of the special mobility plan for this day, the buses of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT), part of the Regional Transport Consortium, will be free of charge from midnight on Friday 24 until midnight on 26 November. Also, 18 urban lines in the Spanish capital that connect to the main commercial areas will be reinforced: 1, 14, 21, 27, 31, 35, 53, C1, C2, 77, 128, 142, 146, 147, 150, E1, E3 and E4.