Subway fares protest halts Madrid trains25/04/2012 - 21:29:35
Passengers protesting over a rise in Madrid subway fares simultaneously pulled the emergency brakes on 13 trains and delayed thousands of rush-hour travellers.
Metro Madrid said the brakes were pulled when the trains were stopped at stations. No one was hurt.
The network said about 8,000 people were delayed, as the train drivers had to carry out the subway equivalent of rebooting the trains.
Fare increases take effect in May. They vary but a 10-trip ticket will go from £7.60 to £9.90 for instance.
El Pais newspaper got an email from a group claiming it carried out the action and warning of more to come.
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