Madrid’s Underground It is one of the services that has not stopped during the health crisis and this is something that has obligatorily forced extreme precautions in order to avoid contagion from workers and users.
Among the main measures that the public company has implemented in this regard, the daily distribution of 1,500 masks among suburban workers, who have also received 26,000 pairs of gloves, 71,000 disinfectant wipes and almost 12,000 hydrogel containers since the crisis erupted.
Travelers have also been considered and, to help them follow one of the essential recommendations of the WHO To avoid contagions –the one that refers to social distancing–, red vinyls and stickers have been installed on the platforms to maintain at least two meters of distance between travelers. They have already been installed in more than twenty stations, mainly those located near hospitals.
Likewise, the Metro official app so that users can know exactly when each train passes and the nearest station so they can reduce the time they spend inside the suburban.
The automatic door opening system has been activated in all the stations and in all the convoys that have been possible, and from the March 8 The Madrid metro facilities are disinfected daily.
All this in an exceptional situation that has made the users of this public service have fallen to a 90% with respect to the usual demand. This has caused an adaptation of the frequencies of passage and of the schedules: the service has been brought forward at 24.00, compared to 1.30 as usual.
“Metro works so that both those who use the commuter and company workers do so protected and minimizing risks,” explains Ángel Garrido, Madrid director of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure.