COMING into effect from December, Alicante is offering a flat rate for €40 a month to use all the buses and the TRAM service.
The new 30 day voucher will allow unlimited trips on both services, and was announced following an agreement between Alicante Council, bus and TRAM operators, drivers and representatives of local business.
The €40 ticket will cover the entire TAM (Alicante Metropolitan Transport) system which integrates the buses and TRAM across Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig, San Juan de Alicante, Mutxamel and Campello.
Councillor Jose Ramon Gonzalez said that “the commitment to provide access to all users is met without age limits and will benefit everyone in Alicante that uses the public transport system.”
He went on to say that such a measure of a flat fare subsidised by the council was a promise when the new government team arrived. “We are convinced that it will be a success,” said Councillor Gonzalez.
In addition, a new package of measures were agreed for the introduction of a free bus during the Christmas period that will go around the city centre of Alicante and encourage drivers to leave their cars at home.
Plans were also announced for the introduction of five new buses next March – four of which will be hybrids – as well as the installation of WiFi in all public transport.