On CP’s Long Distance Trains, namely Alfa Pendular and Intercidades, from January 1 to August 31, 2019, travelled approximately 4.3 million passengers, of which approximately 1.6 million were on the Alfa Pendular service and 2.7 million on the Intercidades service.
Revenue was of about 74 million euros. Compared to the previous corresponding period, this data represents a growth of 4% in passengers and 6% revenue.
In August 2019 alone, around 644 000 passengers travelled on these trains, a growth of 12% compared with the same month in 2018. Both services contributed to this increase in demand, since in Alfa Pendular CP registered 212 000 passengers (growth of 9.5%) and in Intercidades service 432 000 customers (growth of 13%).
This is a sustained growth of the demand in CP’s Long Distance Trains, which has been taking place for five consecutive years.