At the Inés de Suárez station on Line 6, the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz; the president of Metro de Santiago, Guillermo Muñoz; the director of the DTPM, Paola Tapia; and representatives of different cyclist organizations, announced the initiative that will allow, as of November 27, access every Sunday with bicycles to the 136 stations of the network during all service hours, that is, between 8:00 a.m.: 00 and 23:00 hours.
“We are facing a great opportunity to demonstrate that the integration of the bicycle with the Metro is possible and that we can all live together, as long as we respect each other and abide by the rules. This measure seeks to promote the use of public transport on weekends, since it provides a new combination alternative for users, especially on Sundays, where many users travel to various sectors to play sports or walk ”, highlighted Minister Juan Carlos Muñoz.
“We hope that this measure will encourage us to get to know other areas of our Santiago, which may be far away for some people, but which, through bicycles and the Metro, may be closer,” added the head of Transport and Telecommunications. .
The president of the Metro, Guillermo Muñoz, pointed out that “we are convinced that this initiative will help many people to approach new options to enjoy the city and take advantage of outdoor activities, while caring for the environment and promoting life fury. In this way, we are making it easier to get to different parks, bike paths and entertaining places that Santiago has to ride a bike on Sundays”.
The head of the subway company also called on “those who enter with bicycles to give preference to people with reduced mobility in the elevators and to follow the instructions on how to move around the stations, especially how to board the train , only through the first door of the first train, which will allow us all to have more orderly and safer trips”.
This measure reinforces Metro’s commitment to promoting the use of bicycles, since it joins the Zero Line project that it is developing together with the GORE and which contemplates having free parking spaces in all network stations by 2024, favoring the intermodality between two non-polluting media.
How do you travel by bike on the Metro?
- One bicycle per person is allowed. The types of bicycles allowed are traditional, folding and electric bicycles. The access of cycles with combustion engines is not allowed.
- Entry can be made through fixed stairs, escalators or elevators, always giving priority to its preferential use for people with reduced mobility, pregnant women and the elderly.
- On lines 1, 2, 4, 4A and 5, it must be validated regularly with the bip! card. at the turnstiles and then you must enter the bicycle through the side door.
- On lines 3 and 6 (automatic), you must validate and enter through the door for people with reduced mobility.
- People must enter with their bicycles in the first car of the trains through the first door, which implies that the wait must be done at the beginning of the platforms.
- Inside the station, people must travel with their bicycle to one side, without getting on it to move.