Public transport use in Spain drops

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In June this year a reported 378 million people used the public transport system in Spain. Compared to June last year which was saw 385 million, that’s a 1.8% drop over the past 12 months.

These latest figures by the National Statistics Institute of Spain show that over 226 million people travelled by public transport within Spanish cities and towns in the month of June. That’s -0.7% lower than June 2013.

Metro use dropped by 1.1%, which sees the biggest drop of -2.2% in Madrid, followed by Valencia and Barcelona.

Bus use also dropped by 0.4% again with the capital Madrid seeing the biggest fall of 3.3%. Other Spanish cities affected with the lowest figures were Extremadura, Castilla y León and Aragón.

In the Basque Country, the Canaries and Galicia saw a rise in the number of bus passengers.

There were 2.5 million people using long-distance train journeys, that’s a 7.5% increase compared to last year.

Air travel saw a similar increase. Domestic flights rose by 4.1%, that’s an extra 2.7 million passengers compared to June 2013.

In June 2014 there were over 106 million passengers that used inter-city transport, that’s 3.8% lower than June 2013. 

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