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.”