SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 5 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife (Titsa) and Metrotenerife, transport companies of the Cabildo de Tenerife, accounted for 63.1 million passengers in 2022.
Specifically, the bus company has transported 48.1 million passengers and almost 15 million people have traveled by tram in the past year.
The first vice president of the Cabildo and president of both transport companies, Enrique Arriaga, explains in a note that “the total figures have increased compared to those of previous years, even exceeding the values prior to the pandemic” and highlights that ” Never before have so many travelers been counted in all of history.”
In addition, it indicates that with the new rates and discounts this year, “even higher numbers” are expected.
The vice president emphasizes that “the increase in the use of public transport is not only a symptom of a recovery from the pandemic situation, but also evidence of the work that is being carried out by the Cabildo and by the transport companies themselves to promote the use of buses and trams”.
In the case of Metrotenerife, in the last year 14,960,000 people have used the tram to get around.
This figure is close to that reached in 2019, which was the year with the highest demand record since the tram came into service, with almost 15,555,000 users.
Compared to previous years, the number of passengers recorded in 2022 represents an increase of 19% compared to the year 2021, when 12,543,000 were recorded.
As for Titsa, the number of people transported reached 48,182,000 in the past year.
This value represents 5.3% more than before the pandemic and an increase of 31.3% compared to last year, when there were still limitations on public transport.
To be more exact, all of the company’s routes experienced significant increases in the number of customers compared to 2019, the year before the pandemic.
The long-distance lines that connect the capital with the south of the island were the ones that had the greatest increase, with 31.8% more passengers compared to the pre-pandemic era, while the long-distance buses that connecting the Santa Cruz Interchange with the North increased their passengers by 22%.