EMT Madrid is expanding its BiciMAD project to all 21 districts of Madrid, while implementing a 10-point plan to address improper uses, including abandoned bicycles outside stations.
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The pilot project will run for a period of six months to evaluate its operation in the Rejas neighbourhood, while reinforcing the service that is currently provided by existing EMT Madrid bus lines.
This renovation is the latest in a series of projects that EMT Madrid has been working on to make its bus network more accessible for people with reduced mobility, further ensuring the safety of its customers.
Once complete, the new automatic electric charging system will allow EMT Madrid to charge its vehicles without the intervention of an operator, in the shortest time possible.
With passenger levels significantly higher on EMT night lines and during the weekends, EMT Madrid is on track with its post-pandemic recovery, having increased its passenger levels by 12 per cent since the start of 2022.
With EMT Madrid's latest addition of electric buses, the Spanish capital now has the most electrified lines in the country, behind Berlin in Europe.
With this investment, EMT Madrid makes considerable progress in the construction plans of its hydrogen refuelling plant for public transport in Madrid - accelerating the decarbonisation of the municipal's public transit fleet.
With more electric buses to be added, EMT Madrid predicts that the municipal electric fleet will be made up of 190 vehicles by the end of 2022, increasing to 329 vehicles by the end of 2023.
As part of the joint integration, Bird Bikes are now visible in the Spanish capital's Mobility 360 app, while EMT Madrid’s BiciMAD public bike-share service is now accessible through the Bird app.
As part of a five-year partnership, EMT Madrid will assist two transport operators in Bogotá in the design of maintenance plans for their transport fleets, as well as reviewing any environmental management procedures.
As Line 75 joins the 100 per cent electric bus network, EMT Madrid moves a step closer to achieving 25 per cent of a fully electric fleet by 2025, with 16 electrified bus lines now operating in the capital.