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Metropolitan transport

As a consequence of the growing importance of cities, metropolitan mobility is becoming more and more important. OTLE analyses metropolitan transport by collective means of transport (metro, tram and bus) based on the information gathered by the Metropolitan Mobility Observatory.

Graphic Main magnitudes of supply and demand for transport in relation to the population. Chart content in Spanish

Main figures of metropolitan transport supply and demand in relation to population, and occupancy rate in the main metropolitan areas in 2019.

Relevant information

Mobility

10,046 million passengers per kilometre used the bus in 2019 in the metropolitan areas covered by the Observatory, of which 4,258 million corresponded to urban journeys and 5,788 million to metropolitan journeys.

7,715 million passengers per kilometre travelled by rail in 2019 across the metropolitan areas covered by the Observatory.

Infrastructure

1,251 urban bus lines operated in 2019 in the main metropolitan areas covered by the Observatory.

Metropolitan rail infrastructure reached 887,3 kilometres of network in all the metropolitan areas covered by the Observatory in 2019, of which 706.1 kilometres corresponded to metro and 181.2 kilometres to light rail or tram.

Revenue

The Public Transport Authorities covered by the Observatory obtained 2,800 million euros in fare revenue in 2019.