Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid

The Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid (CRTM; literally: Regional Consortium of Transportation for Madrid) is an autonomous body created by Spanish law 5/1985 which is tasked with coordinating the public transport operations across multiple providers in the Community of Madrid.[1][2] It harmonizes fares for commuter rail, rapid transit, light rail and bus transport services provided by entities such as Renfe Cercanías, Metro de Madrid S.A. or the Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT).

Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid.svg
Typepublic body
Legal statusorganismo autónomo
Purposeintermodal passenger transport
HeadquartersPlaza del Descubridor Diego de Ordás, Madrid, Spain
Region
Community of Madrid[a]
Servicescommuter rail, rapid transit, light rail, bus
  1. ^ It also serves neighbouring parts of the provinces of Guadalajara, Toledo, Cuenca, Ávila and Segovia

Its executive board is presided by the regional minister for Transportation. The vicepresident is a member of the Municipal Council of Madrid. The rest of board members are 6 more representatives of the regional government, 2 more representatives of the Madrid municipal council, 3 representatives of other municipal councils, 2 representatives of the State administration, 2 syndical representatives, 2 representatives of corporate associations and 1 representative of consumer associations.[3]

Intercity busesEdit

Intercity transport, i.e. journeys that go between different municipalities in the Madrid region, are operated by the CRTM. The company operates three separate types of lines; (i) daytime lines, (ii) daytime lines with added night service, and (iii) dedicated night lines.[4] The inter-urban night buses (autobuses interurbanos), commonly known as Green Owls (Búhos verdes), travel further afield than the regular N1-N28 owl buses within Madrid urban core (which are operated by EMT), and connect Madrid with the smaller cities of the periphery.[5] As of June 2022 there are 40 such routes.[4] Green Owl buses are identified by the letter N followed by three numbers (e.g. N101). It has been noted that real-time indicators at bus stops usually display only the number of a route, and not the "N" at the beginning, which can be a cause of confusion for visitors, as the route 101 can have a completely different destination to the route N101 (for example).[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vassallo, José Manuel; Pérez de Villar, Pablo; Muñoz‐Raskin, Ramón; Serebrisky, Tomás (2009). "Public Transport Funding Policy in Madrid: Is There Room for Improvement?". Transport Reviews. 29 (2): 265. doi:10.1080/01441640802383214. ISSN 0144-1647.
  2. ^ "Ley de creación del Consorcio Regional de Transportes Públicos Regulares de Madrid" [Law for the Creation of the Regional Consortium of Regular Public Transport for Madrid] (in Spanish). Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Información Institucional". CTRM. Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  4. ^ a b "Líneas de autobuses interurbanos". CRTM. Retrieved 2022-06-07.
  5. ^ ""Owls" night bus schedules in Madrid / Horarios de autobuses nocturnos "Búhos" en Madrid". ecomovilidad.net (in Spanish). 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  6. ^ Marinas, Pablo (2021-03-29). "The chaos of Madrid's night intercity buses / El caos de los autobuses interurbanos nocturnos de Madrid". ecomovilidad.net (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-06-07.