The City Council of Candelaria, in response to the complaints made on social networks by several users of Titsa line 122which covers the route from Candelaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, passing through several stops inside the municipality – the 120 goes directly along the highway – has demanded that the company reinforce the service with more frequencies.
Jorge Baute, Councilor for Transport of Candelaria, has contacted Titsa and has requested in response to the demand that the need to reinforce those peak hours, in which the service is clearly insufficient, be assessed.
From the Cabildo Mobility area, they point out that the main cause of this experienced demand is due to “free travel”, which “is influencing a large increase in travelers, around 45% higher than last year”, adding that “we work to have more resources (buses and drivers) and thereby reinforce those lines with greater demand during peak hours, as is the case of 122.”
This demand to improve the service of 122 has arisen as a result of several comments on the social network X (former Twitter). Thus, Yaiza Rodríguez (@YaizaRguez) raised her voice on Wednesday to demand that line 122 be reinforced due to the saturation of public transport early in the morning. In one of his publications, Rodríguez attaches an image that he explains in the following terms: “122 from Titsa, 6.45 and a half distance to go. We have been in this situation for a year and the Cabildo still has not reinforced this line. 20 people standing and, according to them, the maximum is 40.”
Another user, @Ainos1214, has expressed herself along the same lines: “My daughter was left on land on Monday so she could return home, along with her, 20 other children. The IES is far from the town, so you have to walk more than three kilometers to get to the terminal and take other transportation.”
It is worth remembering that the Cabildo launched the new network of bus lines in the municipalities of Güímar, Arafo and Candelaria in 2021. The number of lines with Valle de Güímar was reduced from seven to four, while the frequency of the routes was increased.
Since then, the Candelaria-Santa Cruz route, which until then was offered by lines 120, 121, 122, 123, 124 and 131, has been operated by lines 120 (direct) and 122, which passes through the entire interior of Candelaria.