Users of the Titsa buses They have been complaining for a year about the saturation of several lines but especially one: the 122 from Candelaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. “The buses have been full since six in the morning,” several users protest online, who claim to have had to wait for another bus because some They arrive full at the first stops from Candelaria and the driver does not allow more people.
One of the most insistent passengers in the face of this saturation of the 122 is called Yaiza Rodríguez. Your complaints come from a year ago.. In November 2022 he wrote on his .
This public transport user insisted this Wednesday in another tweet. “122 Titsa, 6:45 and half a distance to go. We have been in this situation for a year and the Cabildo of Tenerife still has not reinforced this line. 20 people standing and according to them the maximum standing capacity of the vehicle is 40.”
Yaiza Rodríguez and other users They ask for more buses for line 122 urgently well there are passengers who are arriving late to their jobsmainly in the capital of Tenerife, for one saturation of line 122 that has returned after the summer holidays with the massive return of the population to employment or educational centers.
He Tenerife Council has responded after being consulted about this problem by THE DAY. According to the island Corporation, the free public service, both in Tisa vehicles and in the tram throughout 2023, is generating “a large increase in travelers, around 45% higher than last year”.
The island Government is committed, yes, “to work to have more resources (buses and drivers) and thereby reinforce those lines with greater demand during peak hours”.
The statistics corroborate the protests of Yaiza and other users. According to the latest official figures published by the company that manages the green buses, as of September 6, Line 122 has accumulated just over one million passengers so far this year, 52.3% more than the previous yearwhich by these dates had accumulated 674,775 users.
And this line 122 runs through highly populated areas of three municipalities in Tenerife -Candelaria, El Rosario and Santa Cruz-, the majority of dormitory cities in the Metropolitan Area that have their jobs in Santa Cruz or La Laguna. Specifically, it passes through Punta Larga, Barranco Hondo, Radazul, Tabaiba, the Polígono de La Campana, Santa María del Mar or the Polígono Costa Sur.
The number of public transport passengers in Tenerife has skyrocketed after the free entry into force on January 1 in the vouchers of those passengers who make more than 15 trips a month, both on Titsa and on the tram. Specifically, users increased from January to July by 16.3 million people compared to the same period in 2022..
Users have skyrocketed with the free vouchers for more than 15 trips
Titsa and Metrotenerife, companies dependent on the Cabildo, set record figures in the first seven months of the year with 50.9 million travelers, just 12.2 difference from last year’s total when 63.1 were registered. In fact, the numbers have no historical precedents.
In the case of Titsa, in the period from January to July 38.5 million people used the busThat is, almost 12 million more than in the same period of 2022, a 45.74% increase in travelers. By area, the Metropolitan Area stands out with 6.1 million more and the South, with more than three million, while long-haul lines increased by 1.7 million passengers.