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Alicante launches new public transport initiative

Mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala, confirms new bus routes in the City. Image: Alicante City Council

Alicante is launching its new public transport model that will introduce improvements and changes in the lines

This week the people of Alicante will begin to notice the effects of a transport contract that has been renewed this year, after 50 years of concession to Vectalia, which now manages the UTE MIA -composed of Vectalia, Subús and Masatusa. New lines and connections:

  • Line 14: Circular Gran Vía
  • Line 28: Playa de San Juan, El Cabo and La Albufereta with the Hospital de Sant Joan.
  • Line 22: Extension to PAU 5

From February 1, together with an improvement in frequency on all routes, a 50 per cent discount on all transport passes will be available. The project not only includes improvements to the lines that respond to the current city routes but also takes into account the expected growth for the next 10 years.

In general, “The additions respond to new interconnection lines between the different neighbourhoods and frequency improvements in the most used lines”, explained the mayor, Luis Barcala, who added that it is necessary to get used to making transfers to reach all parts of the city.

In addition, the bus will go from having only a number to identify itself to include colours, in the same manner as the metro lines of large cities such as Madrid “Alicante is a great city and needs great public transport,” Barcala remarked.

Luis Barcala explained that “Alicante is launching its new public transport model based on intelligent, more sustainable and efficient mobility.  All routes now enter fully into the era of digitalisation, providing citizens with access to information on the lines in real time and recharging vouchers via mobile phone, as well as promoting sustainability by renewing more than half of the fleet with hybrid and electric vehicles before the end of 2023”.

Another of the advantages of the new contract will be a new application that will display the route and frequency of the lines and the waiting time at the different stops.

In addition, transport vouchers can also be recharged over the internet. This program will also make it possible to reserve the Transportation on Demand service that will cover the rural areas of the city.

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