FILOMENA STORM. Operations at the AS Madrid Barajas Airport are paralyzed

Updated: Jan 25

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For safety reasons, operations at the AS Madrid-Barajas Airport have been paralyzed. Runway cleaning work continues to restore operations as soon as possible.

Spain is on high alert as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow disrupting road, sea and air traffic, while authorities warn that worse might be in store over the weekend. Parts of central Spain, including the capital, received more than 24 hours of continuous snowfall as Storm Filomena moves north. There are serious disruptions in some 270 roads and more than 40 flights have been cancelled or delayed. The Madrid region, as well as the provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca, Albacete and Toledo, were on red alert, the highest of three levels, and expecting to see accumulated snowfalls of up to 250 centimetres in 24 hours. The storm moved northeast yesterday.

Renfe has abolished all Media Distancia services between Madrid and Valencia and, as of 5:00 p.m. this Friday, those from Aranjuez to Albacete, which also implies the services between Madrid and Jaén, and those from Valencia to Zaragoza.

In Madrid, one of the points most affected by the storm, the operator has established an Alternative Transportation Plan (PAT) with the aim of avoiding the passage of trains through the changers of Atocha and Chamartín.

This plan affects the services of Alicante-Santander and Castellón-Gijón, routes in which travelers will be transferred by Cercanías train between the Puerta de Atocha and Chamartín stations.

Regarding High-Speed ​​services, only delays of between 20 and 60 minutes are foreseen due to speed restrictions at 160 kilometres per hour, on the Madrid-Barcelona (Alcalá de Henares and Guadalajara), Madrid-Valencia (Valdemoro-Albacete-Requena), Madrid-Alicante (Valdemoro and Albacete and between Albacete and Bonete), Madrid-Seville and Madrid-Toledo lines.

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