Drop in public transport use in June

Over 378 million people used public transport in Spain in June 2014, which is a 1.8% decrease compared with the same month last year. That is a loss of seven million passengers in one year.

A total of 226.6 million people used public transport in Spanish towns and cities in June, 0.7% less than the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures released by the National Statistics Institute.

Subway train passenger numbers fell by 1.1, with the biggest decrease seen in Madrid at –2.2%. Bodes well for Málaga’s new metro system!

More than 106.4 million passengers used inter-city transport in June, down by 3.8% compared with the same month in 2013. The number of inter-city bus passengers dropped 3.7%, while rail passenger numbers fell by 4.4%.

However, the number of people using long-distance trains rose by 7.5% to 2.5 million passengers and those taking domestic flights rose by 4.1% to 2.7 million.