July 26, 2017

Portuguese passenger traffic up 8% in first half

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Portuguese passenger traffic up 8% in first half David Gubler

RIDERSHIP increased by 8% on Portuguese Trains (CP) services in the first half of this year, according to figures released by the company on July 21, which show passenger numbers rose by 3.9 million compared with the first half of 2016 to more than 60 million.

With increased patronage, operating revenues climbed 8% to €119m.

Lisbon suburban services recorded the strongest growth with passenger numbers increasing 7.7% to 41 million, while in Porto ridership rose 5.2% to 11 million. Long-distance services carried 3 million passengers, a 6.6% increase, while regional services also achieved growth, with passenger numbers up 4.5% to 5 million.

CP says the positive results reflect its “commitment to a dynamic commercial policy, adapted to the needs of customers.”

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