The Councilor for Transport of the Torrevieja City Council, Antonio Vidal, has announced the news of the new urban public transport service, which will become much more dynamic, efficient, accessible and sustainable than the current one, which will transform it in many aspects.
The new service will have a longer schedule, more frequent buses and less waiting time for users. Likewise, up to three interchanges are established, there will be an increase in bus stops and the information system will be improved, also having an APP (computer application for mobile devices and tablets). The buses will be equipped with a video surveillance service and the stops will have dynamic information panels with arrival times and service incidents.
Antonio Vidal has highlighted that the bus fleet will be completely renewed and will double in number to 32 buses. They will be of hybrid typology, with the exception of four units that will be 100% electric, in a clear commitment by the Torrevieja City Council to sustainability by increasing the environmental quality of the service, as well as reducing emissions and noise pollution.
The lines increase by two, going from the current seven to nine, and the service extends its schedules, starting 30 minutes earlier (7:00 am) and ending 30 minutes later (10:30 pm). Likewise, it should be noted that during the periods of maximum tourist influx (July and August and Easter) the service will be extended until 00:00 hours (12 at night).
Likewise, the new urban public transport service includes three night lines (owl-bus) that will be in operation between 12 at night and 4 in the morning, during June, July, August and September, in addition to every Saturday of the year.
The new urban public transport service brings with it a new fare system with bonuses for various groups:
- ORDINARY TICKET : €1.35. Single ticket to travel only once on urban public transport. It will be possible to transfer by printing the "QR" code.
- MULTI-TRIP VOUCHER : €0.90/trip. Valid card to recharge multi-trip vouchers, which can be used on all lines and transfers with the limitations
- YOUTH/SCHOOL/LARGE FAMILY MULTI-TRIP VOUCHER : €0.65/trip. Personalized card valid for recharging multi-trip vouchers, which can be used on all lines and transfers with the established time limitations of 1 hour.
- YOUTH/SCHOOL/LARGE FAMILY 30-DAY VOUCHER : €25 Flat rate, unlimited travel for 30 days. (Use the same card for both fare modes).
- GOLD CARD : FREE. Free and unlimited use card for people over 65 years of age registered in Torrevieja. The acquisition of the personalized card has a price of €4.
- TOURIST CARD : €8 (3 days), €16 (7 days). Card that allows unlimited use of the lines during the stipulated period and adds the opportunity to use other municipal services.
- 30-DAY VOUCHER: €38.00. Personalized card valid for all people. It is a flat rate that allows unlimited travel for 30 days on all lines.