The English version of the Madrid transit agency page on passes suggests that senior citizens may be entitled to free transit (with a transit card of nominal cost).

From 1 January 2023, people aged 65 and over in the Community of Madrid will be able to use a ticket free of charge to travel throughout the region.

The original Spanish version, however, seems to me to state that this discount is only available to seniors who reside in Madrid.

A partir del 1 de enero de 2023, las personas de 65 y más años de la Comunidad de Madrid podrán disponer de un título gratuito para efectuar sus desplazamientos por toda la región.

Preposition translation is always a messy business—here the issue is "de". Can a Madrileño confirm which reading is correct? Extra question: why is www.esmadrid.com unreachable for me?

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    The extra question is a bit off-topic here. But seems the website is somewhat unstable. It failed for me a few minutes ago, but works now.
    – deceze
    Commented Oct 4, 2023 at 2:03
  • The next paragraph says this "In order to benefit from the free fare, you must have a personal Public Transport Card on which you can load this new fare option that will give you access to our entire public transport network. You do not need to purchase a different card." The website application form for a TPP seems to accept a passport as identification, but if one is a casual visitor getting a TPP seems to me just too much hassle. (BTW like you I thought the implication of the Spanish version was that this was for residents of the Community of Madrid only. But I wasn't sure.) Commented Oct 5, 2023 at 7:01


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