Renfe displaced more than 1.5 million passengers throughout Holy Week, concentrating the greatest volume of demand on the routes that originated in both Madrid and Barcelona. Specifically, the railway operator explained this Monday in a statement that the most requested routes were those that connect Madrid with Andalusia, the Valencian Community, Galicia and Catalonia, as well as the trains that link Catalonia with Andalusia and the Mediterranean Corridor.
The figures show the progressive recovery of mobility, and have made it possible to avoid the circulation of nearly one million cars and the emission of 43,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). To cope with the increase in mobility during Holy Week, Renfe increased the AVE and Long Distance services, as well as Avant and Media Distancia trains.
In this sense, the company offered nearly two million seats on its commercial and medium-distance service trains, still far from the three million seats it offered in 2019, before the pandemic broke out. During the first day of the operation, departure , the company recorded the daily record number of travelers since the start of the pandemic, with a total of 163,576 travelers. In addition, throughout the week, Renfe has managed to exceed 150,000 passengers per day on peak days.