Madrid City Council to launch EMT bus pilot in Rejas neighbourhood

Posted: 12 October 2022 | | No comments yet

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.

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Madrid City Council has announced that it will be launching a pilot project with a new Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT Madrid) bus line in the Rejas neighbourhood in November 2022. The pilot project will operate for an estimated period of six months to evaluate its operation in an area that registers mobility needs of a labour nature.

The new service will have a frequency of 20 minutes and will make a circular route in one direction with a bus from the Sanchinarro Operations Center. The head will be located on Fermina Sevillano Avenue and the line will have three additional stops.

The itinerary, which has a total length of 6.8km, will run along Fermina Sevillano, Gumersindo Llorente and Aragón avenues (lateral N-II), Lola Flores, Padre Poveda, Rejas streets, the M-21 motorway, the Winter Avenue, Wind Street and Summer Square to return to Fermina Sevillano Avenue.

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This project represents a reinforcement for mobility in this area, which has experienced high growth in recent years. In addition, it will reinforce the service currently provided by EMT Madrid with lines 77 and 167, the latter inaugurated in February 2021.

This news follows the recent announcement that EMT Madrid will be renovating a total of 26 stops on the municipal bus network – across 10 districts in the capital – to make them more accessible for people with reduced mobility. The 26 stops included in this tender have been identified as priorities when it comes to improving accessibility and comfort for passengers. 

This renovation is the latest in a series of projects that the municipal company has been working on to make its bus network more accessible for people with reduced mobility in order to further ensure the safety of its customers.