TRAVELLING by Metro or tram will be free on Sundays for the next three months in Valencia, Alicante and Castellón from Sunday 1 May, it was announced on Thursday.
Speaking at his weekly address to Les Corts, the Valencian Parliament, regional president Ximo Puig said that public transport run by the regional government, which includes Metrovalencia, Tram d’ Alicant and Tram de Castilló, wouldn’t charge passengers on Sundays in an attempt to encourage the use of public transport and help ease the impact of inflation on Valencian families.
The move is part of a package of measures which includes the reduction of FGV (Valencian train network) by 50% and a 50% reduction in the price of Tram de Alicante.
The 110,000 passengers who regularly use FGV on Sundays will benefit, and it is hoped that more people will be encouraged to use public transport,
The measures are part of the almost 1,000 million Euro Plan Reactiva of the Valencian government, a response to the crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It includes 71 million Euros for the fight against inflation, 425 million Euros in aid to companies, the self-employed and families most affected, 380 million Euros in energy efficiency and saving measures and 68 million Euros in actions to accelerate energy autonomy.