The reopening of Line 12 means Madrid’s southern suburbs are reconnected to the city’s main metro network, with the works reportedly improving train speeds and journey times.
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Madrid’s Metro system is showing signs of recovery, though there is still a long way to go before passenger levels return to pre-pandemic benchmarks.
Ministers say the new line will connect with 11 of the 12 other metro lines and provide new links to developments taking shape in Madrid's suburbs.
With transport systems across the world trying to regain trust among riders, new data published by Reuters suggests their efforts may be in vain.
€200 million is being allocated to extend the Madrid Metro network and €15 million has been dedicated to developing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system for the northeast region of Madrid.