Madrid commuters faced an uphill task getting home yesterday, Wednesday 14th December, as heavy rains caused widespread disruption to public transport.
The Madrid Metro saw several lines cut ( L2, L4, L5, L7 and L11), and many stations closed due to flooding.
The Madrid 112 Emergency Agency said that some travellers were trapped in metro trains and in some cases lights also went out.
The L7 line was partulary badly hit as section between Alonso Cano and Gregorio Marañón stations was flooded in both directions.
Minutes later the same happed in the section between Pueblo Nuevo and Cartagena stations, for the same reason.
The Banco de España station was closed due to intense flooding as streams of water from Alcala and Gran Via descended down the hill to the intersection with Castellana and Cibeles.
Si vas hoy al Metro de Madrid, no te olvides el salvavidas. pic.twitter.com/KLIfmPWVc1
— Diego FS (@DiegoFSRB) December 14, 2022
The capital´s road network was also affected with closures and delays due to the heavy rain.
The Spanish meteorological agency AEMET forecast that the rains would ease off today but issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Andalucia to last until tomorow, Friday 16th December.
— AEMET_Madrid (@AEMET_Madrid) December 13, 2022