Metro line 8, which connects Nuevos Ministerios with the Madrid Barajas-Adolfo Suárez airport terminals, reopens its doors this Saturday after the improvement works that have been carried out in recent months. The completion of the works -which affected the section between the stations of Colombia and Mar de Cristal- has been brought forward three days over the initially planned deadline.

This advance will allow Real Madrid fans to go to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to travel to Paris to attend the Champions League final, they point out in the metropolitan company, given that the reopening of the line coincides with the day of the match .

Since the works began, only one station on this line, Pinar del Rey, has remained closed to the public.

The other two ends of the section under construction, Colombia and Mar de Cristal, continued to operate and were reached through connections from other lines.

In addition, there has been a free special service bus connecting the two ends of the line under construction, to facilitate transit to and from the Madrid airport.

The budget invested has been 5.3 million euros and the work has lasted about three and a half months. The comprehensive restoration of the track platform and the drainage system has been carried out. These actions have served to eliminate existing speed limitations in that area, with the aim of providing the line superstructure with greater quality, durability and reliability, as well as increasing the efficiency of maintenance and the useful life of its elements.

In order to minimize the inconvenience for travelers and reduce their impact, operators have worked in various shifts, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.