Almost 23,000 passengers in half a year for the bus on demand in Torre BaróThe demand-responsive bus service in Torre Baró is firmly established and carries 150 passengers on average on weekdays. The service offers a boost to mobility in the neighbourhood, providing access to facilities and the public transport system. Once the trial period ends in 2020, its definitive implementation and roll-out in other mountain neighbourhoods in the city will be studied.
The service connects the upper part of the Torre Baró neighbourhood with the lower part, where most of the facilities are, such as healthcare centres, schools and connections with the metro and bus networks.
Out of the 22,800 passengers who have used the service in its first six months (150 passengers on working days on average), most people use the bus early in the morning and travel the route from start to finish, or vice versa. There are 530 registered users in all.
Once the trial period ends in 2020, its definitive implementation and roll-out in other mountain neighbourhoods with limited access to public transport in the city will be studied.
How does the bus on demand work?
The bus operates seven days a week, running from 7 am to 8.30 pm on working days, from 8 am to 8.30 pm on Saturdays and from 9 am to 8.30 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
Users must be registered and can request the time they require the service via the El Meu Bus app or by calling 900 927 575. They must also indicate the number of passengers who will be using the service, up to a maximum of five people.
The bus on demand in Torre Baró, in the district of Nou Barris, is part of the Neighbourhood Plan for the neighbourhoods in the Zona Nord to improve public transport in the area.