The last diesel bus to pass through town shut down its engine forever after its final journey from Avenida de América to its depot at the Fuencarral Operations Center. Madrid thus fulfills the promise made in 2020 by its mayor, Jose Luis Martínez-Almeida, that after 2023 no urban bus will run on this fuel through the streets of the city, with the aim of reducing polluting emissions and improving quality. improve the air.
1.291 new and clean buses were purchased to renew 60% of the fleet. The effort of the Madrid City Council, together with the management of the Madrid Municipal Transport Company (EMT), has made it possible to continuously deploy new buses that the European Union includes on the Clean Vehicles Directive list (Clean Vehicles Directive: EU Directive 2019/11610).
Thanks to this commitment, the last 12 EMT diesel buses have permanently stopped running this month, putting Madrid at the top of Spain, in line with the provisions of the European regulation on fuels for urban transport. This milestone also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the EMT.
The Municipal Transport Company Madrid, also known as EMT Madrid, is the main public transport operator in Madrid, Spain. The company was founded in 1929 and has since been responsible for managing a large part of the city's bus network, as well as some tram and metro lines.
EMT Madrid is known for its high service and safety standards and aims to improve the mobility of the city of Madrid by providing an efficient and reliable transport system. The company is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers and plays an important role in improving the quality of life in Madrid.