Lisbon Metro surpasses pre-pandemic figures with 41.4 million passengers in the 1st quarter

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Metropolitano de Lisboa carried 41.4 million passengers in the first quarter of the year, the company announced today, adding that it exceeded by 1.2 million the number of passengers carried in the same period of 2019, before the pandemic.

In a statement, Metropolitano de Lisboa said that, in the first quarter of this year, it “registered 41.4 million passengers, figures that exceeded the same period in 2019 (pre-pandemic) by around 1.2 million validations”, which corresponds to “a 2.9% increase in demand compared to the same period”.

The figures for the first three months of this year also correspond to “an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period in 2023”.

“This data shows a clear increase in demand and a trend towards a frank recovery and a gradual return to normality of pre-pandemic levels” of covid-19, the public company added.

In 2023, according to Metropolitano de Lisboa data, the carrier “registered 161.8 million passengers, an increase of 28.1 million, corresponding to an increase in demand of 21.1% compared to 2022, but a reduction in demand of 11.9 million passengers compared to 2019”.

“The positive trend observed in the last two years reflects a scenario of recovery after the challenges faced during the pandemic, an evolution that represents a progressive return to normal demand for the metro transport service,” the note concluded.

The Lisbon Metro operates four lines daily: Yellow (Rato-Odivelas), Green (Telheiras-Cais do Sodré), Blue (Reboleira-Santa Apolónia) and Red (Airport-São Sebastião).

The metro network, with 56 stations, is 44.5 kilometers long and the company has a fleet of 333 carriages.

Hervé Hubert
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