It was in September 2022 when community of madrid Gave the green light to a 50% reduction in the price of a monthly subscription in the region. The success was such that the number of users increased by 244,000 in the first week alone. The said deduction expires in December and the exemption is back on the table in February 2023. This time, it was 60%.
With the measure implemented last year (remember, 50%), the regional government headed by Isabel Diaz Ayuso Supplement to the 30% discount approved by the government pedro sanchez as an energy saving measure.
The central government provided this 30% assistance in 2023 for both urban and inter-urban public transport. But, yes, he put a condition: it would be done in areas “in which autonomous governments and local bodies raise up to 50% and contribute an additional 20%” from their own coffers.
A glove that was collected by the community of Madrid went a little further. This was announced by President Isabel Díaz Ayuso himself: “The Community of Madrid will pay 20% of the transport pass in January, but from February it will be 30%. Thus, 60% subsidy will be given, Instead of 50% the government has requested,
This was not the only change compared to the first relaxation implemented. Nor could it obtain an annual transport pass that was valid throughout the year without recharging month after month.
What is the expiry date?
If the first grace period was three months, then the second has extended a little further. The special thing is that its duration is five months. Therefore, the expiration date of the exemption implemented by the Regional Government of Madrid is next 30 june,
Will there be a third discount? At the moment, the community of Madrid has not said anything about whether it will be extended for three more months or until the end of the year. Another doubt in the air is whether the above Annual Pass will be on sale againOr he would have definitely said goodbye.
Another ‘mystery’ that is yet to be solved is what will be the new rates for multi-trip cards till June 30, ie individual tickets and 10-trip tickets. As of now, they still have 50% off.
How to increase discount?
Although the expiry date is June 30, 2023, Users have the possibility to extend the discount beyond this day, This is because of the mechanics of how the monthly subscription is recharged.
Said recharge can be done in machines that are in metro stations, or through the app ‘Tarjeta Transporte’, the community of Madrid. And the duration of the said recharge is 30 days. There is no compulsion to recharge it on 1st of every month but it can be done on any day.
Therefore, If the person recharges on June 30, the user can extend the discount for one more month, It should also be remembered that once the recharge is done, the person has 10 days to start using the recharge. This way, I could use it in the first days of August.
And what will happen if the recharge is done on 1st July? Well, if there is no extension, then you will have to pay the full amount of the subscription. Another question remains in the air as to what will happen to the free subscription for those above 65 years of age.