THE TRAM service serving areas of the Costa Blanca north of Alicante continues to attract increasing passenger numbers.
During July, across the five lines operated, a total of 1,085,112 people used the service representing an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to the same month in 2016; a new record.
The data shows the most popular was Line 2 which links the main Alicante-Luceros station with San Vicente, was the most used with 387,424 passengers. This was followed by Line 3 (Luceros to El Campello), 275,388; Line 1 (Luceros to Benidorm), 215,489; Line 4 (Luceros to Plaza La Coruña), 173,410 and finally Line 9 (Benidorm to Dénia), 33,401 customers.
By stations, Alicante-Luceros once again topped the list with 183,393 travellers. Mercado (also in Alicante) followed with 125,345 and in third place the next station down the line, Marq-Castillo, 56,575. Fourth place went to El Campello, 55,629; fifth place was San Vicente, 50,857, and in sixth spot Benidorm, 41,970.
The busiest day of July 2017 for TRAM traffic was July 28 when the network saw 39,392 passengers.
TRAM is continuing with their expansion plans for the network with the extension of the line to the Alicante-RENFE station leading the way. The ultimate aim is to extend the service along the coast to Alicante-Elche Airport and beyond to Santa Pola, Guardamar and Torrevieja. Extensions to the TRAM service inland from Benidorm are also beyond the drawing board stage.