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The water accumulated as a result of the heavy rains that fell on the capital in the early hours of Monday have caused incidents on several lines of the Madrid Metro. Lines 9, 7, 5, 4 and the ML1 Light Metro have seen their operation altered, with cuts and delays, according to sources from the capital's underground.
Metro de Madrid reported early this morning that traffic was interrupted on line 9 between Rivas Futura and Puerta de Arganda stations, in both directions.
The Canal station will remain closed and trains will not stop due to accumulation of water.
Traffic has also been interrupted on line 7 between Pueblo Nuevo and Cartagena stations, in both directions, and on line 5 between Pirámides and Porto stations, in both directions, as well as on line 4 between Arturo Soria and Alfonso XIII stations, in both directions.
Traffic has also been affected on line 4 between Lista and Colón stations, in both directions. And on line 1 of Metro Ligero between Las Tablas and María Tudor stations, in both directions, due to an incident in the facilities.
There are also complications in the movement of medium and long distance trains and flooding in various areas of the region.
The Andalusia-Madrid high-speed line started on Monday affected by the heavy rainfall recorded this Sunday in the province of Toledo.
As reported on Monday Renfe in a statement with updated data of incidents at 06.30 hours, the first trains of both the services with Andalusia and the Avant of Toledo and Ciudad Real did not leave origin.
At 01.40 hours, Adif technicians restored circulation with speed limitations between La Sagra and Yeles (Toledo), a section that was interrupted on Sunday by the accumulation of water. At 06.30 hours a train remained stopped in Mora (Toledo).
According to Renfe, Adif had not communicated early this morning on Monday the forecast of replacement of the road, given the state of the infrastructure, because the technicians had to continue undertaking work for the final repair.
In the Mediterranean Corridor, despite the work of Adif technicians that allowed to restore circulation on a track between L'Aldea and Ulldecona, the normalization of the service will be gradual this Monday, according to Renfe, so some trains may suffer significant delays.
With regard to the conventional route, this Monday began with the suspended circulation between Villasequilla and El Romeral (Toledo) due to accumulation of water.
Trains linking Madrid with Jaén, Albacete, Alcázar and Almería were also affected, and traffic between Talavera and Madrid was interrupted by cuts in three sections of this route. In both cases, alternative services have been set up.
Renfe reminds its users that they can cancel or change the ticket without expenses if they consider not making their trip.
Renfe has reinforced its official information channels for those customers who plan to travel this Monday, both on social networks, web and SMS messages. They can also go to the company's usual information channels at stations and by calling 912 320 320. However, some users have denounced to EL MUNDO that the information has been insufficient.
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