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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In line with the city council's Madrid 360 Environmental Sustainability Strategy, EMT Madrid's 100 per cent clean fleet will be made up of a combination of compressed natural gas, electric and hydrogen buses.
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 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.
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