Canary has been the Autonomous community with the highest rise of urban bus users when registering in July about 5.38 million user, which represents an annual increase of 10.9% and an increase of 8% so far this year, according to the provisional data published this Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
In the whole of Spain, some 146.31 million people they traveled in urban buses during the month of July, a figure that represents 5.8% more than a year earlier and a 3.9% increase since January.
On the other hand, travelers who chose the plane to move around the interior of the country increased by 7.9% in July compared to the same month of 2018, while those who chose AVE trains rose 4.9% and those who They opted for the bus for their journeys increased by 2.1%.
Specific, more than 4.27 million users they used transport aerial in July, 2.22 million users between the peninsula and the rest of the territory (+ 7.8%) and 1.51 million users of domestic flights (+ 10%) and 532,000 users of inter-island flights (+ 2.4%).
Rail transport was used by 50.9 million users, 2% more. Of those, those who chose the Long Distance train for their journeys in July were 3.26 million, 2.8% more. Within this segment, travelers who used the AVE exceeded two million users, 4.9% more than in the same month of 2018.
Meanwhile, bus transport was used by 61.1 million travelers in July, 2.1% more than a year earlier. Cercanías users of this transport grew by 0.3%, while medium distance users grew by 6.2%. On its side, the long distance grew by 2.2%.
Overall, the number of intercity transport travelers increased 2.3% in July compared to the same month of 2018, to 117.7 million travelers.
Special and discretionary transport grew 7.8% this month, to 30.4 million users. The number of special transport passengers rose 10% and exceeded 8.3 million users. Within this, the school increased by 13.6% and the workforce by 9.5%. On the other hand, discretionary transport grew by 7% to 22 million travelers.
4.9% MORE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
In total, the number of travelers who used public transport in July was 394.8 million, 4.9% more than in the same month of 2018. The variation rate of the number of public transport passengers in July on June it was -8.7% compared to the -12.1% registered in 2018.
Urban transport grew by 5.9% in annual rate, up to 246.6 million, with an increase of 5.9% in subway users as compared to the 5.8% increase in urban bus transport.
In the case of the metro, the largest increase is recorded in Palma (+ 29.7%), followed by Málaga (+ 15.6%) and Barcelona (+ 9.2%). Among the cities that have a subway, the highest increase in bus transport is recorded in Madrid (+ 7.3%) and the only decrease in Bilbao (-0.1%).
In contrast, the greatest increases in urban transport by bus were in the Canary Islands (+ 10.9%), Extremadura (+ 7.9%) and Comunidad de Madrid (+ 7.3%). On the other hand, the Basque Country (+ 2%), the Valencian Community (+ 2.4%) and Aragón (+ 3.8%) registered the smallest increases in bus transport.
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