Some 75 million trips on the Cercanías, Rodalíes de Catalunya and medium-distance services provided by Renfe They will be free from September 1, according to the calculations of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, on which the public railway operator depends.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, advanced this Tuesday in the debate on the state of the nation the gratuity of multi-trip tickets for Renfe’s Cercanías, Rodalíes and Media Distancia rail services for the period between September 1 and December 31. December of this year.
The measure will assumer the gratuity in that period in which the normal levels of mobility are recovered after the summer holidays of some 75 million movements of recurring travellers, although the figure could be higher due to the effect of calling users towards this mode of transport.
With this decision, the Ministry of Transport hopes that the railway will definitively recover the demand lost due to the pandemic, which is currently between 77% and 84% of 2019 levels.
The services and titles that will be free are those of Cercanías and Rodalies and the suburban trains in metric gauge for all multi-trip tickets, excluding round trip tickets.
Between 73% and 80% savings in CO2 emissions
in the middle distance All conventional and metric width multi-trip tickets will be discounted.
AVANT services keep your 50% bonus for multi-trip tickets already approved in Royal Decree Law 11/2022 to benefit those who commute daily to work or study.
The ministry points out that for each trip that is transferred from the private vehicle to collective public transport, an average ofbetween 73% and 80% CO2 emissions if the trip is made by subway or rail, in addition to reducing traffic jams and accidents.
In addition, the Government has committed to open a line of aid to local entities and autonomous communities that commit to reducing the price of transport passes and multi-trip tickets by 30% of the collective land transport service, both by road and by rail and metro.