The Community of Madrid reinforces public transport during the Mad Cool festival

Train entering Line 3 station
The Community of Madrid will extend the night-time timetable for Metro line 3 and set up an EMT shuttle service to guarantee mobility for people attending the Mad Cool festival, which will be held from 10 to 13 July in Villaverde Alto in the capital.

The regional government, in collaboration with the festival’s promoters, have agreed to reinforce the service until 4:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and until 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, as a measure to ensure the movement of the more than 58,000 spectators who will travel to the Iberdrola Music venue every day.

Metro will also provide a shuttle bus that will directly connect Villaverde Alto and Sol, with exit-only stops for passengers at Legazpi and Embajadores. The special arrangements include an increase in Metro staff to speed up and meet the transit needs of the public attending the concerts.

Additionally, the Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid will establish another night-time bus service between Villaverde Alto and Atocha with an intermediate stop for passengers at Plaza de Legazpi, with a frequency of between four and ten minutes.

For those festival-goers who choose to arrive from the Los Espartales station on Metro Line 12 in Getafe, a special bus service will be provided to facilitate pedestrian passage under the M-45 roundabout. This reinforcement will be operational only during the hours of entry to the site and will have a frequency of approximately every two minutes depending on demand. Traffic will also be cut off at the roundabout under this road at the end of the concerts.

Finally, there will be two specific authorised areas for those who wish to use taxis or PHVs. In this regard, the regional government reminds the public that private hire vehicles may not accept passengers who have not previously hired them, in application of the new regulation in Madrid. Similarly, the fare may not exceed 75% of the usual fare for that journey. More information on the website of the Regional Transport Consortium