Madrid metro strike
When Madrid Metro strikes, thousands flood to other forms of public transportation, long lines. Hard working Spanish commuters take the brunt of strikes.Taxi's hard to come by. So if leaving to the airport be prepared for heavy traffic on the roads and traffic jams.
TRACK REPAIRS - Line 8
To and from Madrid - Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport and Nuevos Ministerios central madrid.
Track work will start January 26, 2017. 16.5 Kilometers of track, workers will work 24 hours, 7 days a week to get work completed and opened by April 18.
Route will be covered by a bus service.
Madrid Metro Strike
Update yesterday 10 April, 2017 67% of trains were running. Those that did run, run at a snails pace.
Madrid Metro workers will strike Monday April 10, 2017
5:50 am to 8:30 am and every Monday there after indefinitely.
Hell for commuters, passengers will flood onto other private transportation, expect shortage of taxi’s. Plan your trip to Madrid Airport ahead.
Friday 24, February, 2017 6:05 am - 8:40am and in the afternoon 1:20pm - 4:25pm and evening 5pm - 7.55pm
Monday 27 February, 2017 same strike times.
and every Friday there after same time.
Trains will be running throughout the day, 59% of service, fight for a spot.
Old strikes from 2016
Madrid Metro Strike
June 6, 2016 Madrid Metro, unions announce strike dates, go slow.
June 13, *14, 15, *16, 17, 20, 21, 23 and 24.
6:30 am - 9am
6pm - 9 or 10pm.
14th an 16th will see all Madrid Metro workers on strike. Make sure you check, seal up travel plans to and from Madrid Barajas Airport. Check back here for updates. Also see www.easytravelreport.com
21 May 2016 Madrid Metro strike from 21 May 2016 Saturday morning till Monday morning. Trains will be running, minimal disruption expected.
May 22, 2013 Planned strikes today and for 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and May 31 are cancelled. All unions will re-group in June.
Old threats, industrial actions
April 16, 2013 Madrid Metro strike, again. Half the number of trains will be running during these hours starting:-
Wednesday April 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30PM,
Thursday April 18, 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday April 25, 5:30 PM - 7:30PM
and Friday, 26 April, 6:30 AM - 8:30
Old industrial actions
Madrid bidding on 2020 Olympics. Madrid subway to have partial strikes, March 19, 20 and 21 just for three hours a day while International Olympic Committee is in town.
Expect street demonstrations all week. Traveling to and from Madrid Airport you should find these times useful.
Madrid Metro strike times:-
Tuesday March 19:- 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Wednesday March 20:-
Station staff 6-9 AM
Drivers 6:30 - 9:30 AM
Metro closed 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday March 21
Same as Wednesday AM only.
(buses cancelled strike plans
Last year 2012 strikes
(Madrid Metro workers have seen salary go up in the last four years by 20%)
December 24 - New Years Eve partial strikes.
Couldn't be more inconvenient.
25 December No strikes
26 December 6am - 9am limited service
28 December 1:50 to 3:50 afternoon limited service and from 10:30 at night for two hours
29 6 - 9 PM limited service
30 1 - 3 PM limited service
31 5 - 7 PM limited service
January 4, Friday 24 hour metro strike
January 5, Saturday, again 24 hour strike planned. (Management threatening unions by perhaps setting minimal service at 100%!)
January 6 Three Kings, public holiday.