The Madrid City Council shields the surroundings of the Pradera de San Isidro, Las Vistillas and the Plaza Mayor to guarantee the safety of those attending the events in honor of the patron saint of the city, which take place this weekend. The device, in which the National Police will also collaborate, has the presence of 350 municipal agents who will pay special attention to the possible presence of youth gangs and thefts. In addition, to minimize the inconvenience caused by traffic cuts, there will be a reinforcement of EMT and Metro lines.
The agents, explained yesterday the delegate of Security and Emergencies, Inmaculada Sanz, will be deployed until Monday in the Pradera de San Isidro, the garden of Las Vistillas, Matadero and Plaza Mayor.
They will be joined by plainclothes police "to work unnoticed, preventing the commission of crimes such as robbery or street vending."
The Main Police Station of the West Zone will be in charge of the operation, with the collaboration of the Judicial Police and Security, Corporate Security and the Central Broadcasting Unit and Video Analysis. "Practically all sections of the Corps will participate in the plan, such as the canine, drones... And transversal units such as those of the districts," said Sanz. They will be joined by Samur-Civil Protection with an advanced health post, an advanced life support ambulance and two basic support ambulances in the meadow.
On Calle del General Ricardos, up to Julián González, there will be a selective cut of the section during the time the activities are held, as well as on Avenida de la Emperatriz Isabel, from the Marqués de Vadillo roundabout, although entry will be allowed to residents.
To minimize inconvenience, a reinforcement of EMT and Metro buses will be launched. The municipal company will reinforce the service on lines 17, 23, 25, 34, 35 and 116 on Saturday. and 148; while on the 16th, lines 17, 18, 23, 25, 34, 35, 116 and 119 will see increased operation. The reinforcement in the service will be carried out both in the morning and in the afternoon.
The night service will also intensify its work on May 15 with reinforcements for the night network on the N15 line (stop at Calle de Antonio López), N16 (Paseo de la Ermita del Santo) and N26 (Calle del General Ricardos).
For its part, Metro will reinforce six lines: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the Ópera-Príncipe Pío branch. This Friday and Saturday there will be an increase in line 5 from 6:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. respectively, until the end of the service; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to closing. On Monday it will take place from 18, with an increase of up to 25% frequency.
On the Ópera-Príncipe Pío branch, the extension will be 100% of the trains on Sunday, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. That same day, Line 2 will be reinforced from 11 p.m. until closing, and lines 1, 3 and 4 from midnight.