The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) of Madrid will put into operation a special CNG bus service to replace the Madrid Metro trains between the Colombia and Mar de Cristal stations during the track updating works that are going to be carried out from Sunday February 13. The planned duration of the work on the underground is just over three months.
The Colombia-Mar de Cristal Special Service is completely free for users and its route runs between the Plaza de República Dominicana, in front of the Colombia station, and Calle Arequipa, in front of the Mar de Cristal station. This special bus line makes an intermediate stop on the Gran Vía de Hortaleza, located near the Pinar del Rey metro station.
For this service, the EMT has planned a provision of up to 10 standard CNG buses during the hours of greatest flow of passengers on working days and five for weekends and holidays. The first departures in the morning are scheduled at 6:05 a.m. from both headwaters every day of the week. The last scheduled departures are at 1:40 a.m. from Colombia and at 1:50 a.m. from Mar de Cristal.
As an alternative to this special line, the EMT also recommends passengers to use line 87 of its network (Plaza República Dominicana-Las Cárcavas) to make this journey.