Public transport increases its passengers by 23.1% due to the Government’s impulse


More of 394.2 million passengers have used the public transport in September, 23.1% more than in the same month of 2021, according to the latest data published by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Urban transport increased by 21.5% in the annual rate and interurban transport by 28.1%. Within the interurban, highlights the 33.9% increase in rail transport.

In this sense, the number of public transport passengers in September has increased by 44.5% compared to August. Some 235.7 million passengers used urban transport in the ninth month of the year, which represents an increase of 21.5% when compared to the same period in 2021.

Some data that are the result of the application of the discounts and bonuses for public transport by the Government of Pedro Sanchez to mitigate the energy crisis. The package of measures, launched last September, meant the gratuity in Cercanías, Rodalies and Conventional Middle Distance, the 50% reduction of the price of Avant services and in 19 high-speed journeys of less than 100 minutes. Just as the 30% reduction of the intercity. A price intervention that has already generated its first impact.

Urban transport increases 21.5% in annual rate

The meter, most used in large cities, increased its ticket sales by 25.5%. Specifically, the Palma metro has the largest

increase, of 86.0%, and that of Bilbao the least, of 13.2%. Among the cities that have a metro, the greatest increase in bus transport was also registered in the aforementioned cities, 34.3% and 8.9%, respectively.

urban transport by bus it increased 18.9% in September compared to the same month of 2021. All the autonomous communities presented positive annual rates in bus transport. The greatest increases occurred in Castilla – La Mancha (30.0%), Region of Murcia (24.1%) and Community of Madrid (23.9%). For their part, Aragon (8.0%), the Basque Country (11.4%) and the Canary Islands (11.9%) recorded the smallest increases in bus transport.

Intercity trips grow by 28.1%

More than 117.8 million travelers use the intercity transport in September, which represents an increase of 28.1% compared to the same month of 2021. By type of transport, by railway grows 33.9%, due to bus Y maritime 23.8%, in both cases, and the aerial 23.5%.

Cercanías rose 20.2% in bus transport and 31.8% in rail transport. The middle distance growth of 30.6% in bus transport and 70.2% in rail transport. While, the long distance increases 75.1% in bus transport and 33.6% in

the railway. Within the latter, High speed grows 37.8%.


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