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Carris Metropolitana launched on April 1st in the presence of the Prime Minister

The navigator's third anniversary will be marked with the launch of Carris Metropolitana on April 1 at Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister António Costa.

The event, which will start at 4pm, will also feature speeches by Duarte Cordeiro, Minister for the Environment and Climate Action, Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon, Carla Tavares, President of the Lisbon Metropolitan Council, Carlos Humberto de Carvalho, Metropolitan First Secretary, and Faustino Gomes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TML - Transportes Metropolitanos de Lisboa.

The ceremony will also include a small fashion show to showcase the Carris Metropolitana uniform, designed by Nuno Gama, and the outdoor display of new buses with the new Carris Metropolitana image.

Carris Metropolitana continues an unparalleled revolution in mobility in the Lisbon metropolitan region, with the aim of promoting quality of life and changing the modal split in favor of public transport and sustainable mobility.

The investment of around 1.2 billion euros made in the operation of Carris Metropolitana will allow the road transport service to be increased by around 35 %, which will translate into more routes, more routes and circulations, more modern, more efficient and environmentally more sustainable buses, and more quality in the service provided.

The bus service network, designed by the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in conjunction with the 18 municipalities, will consist of around 820 bus routes, which will serve approximately 2.8 million potential users, with the service now belonging to the single, integrating brand Carris Metropolitana. 

The improvements to be implemented will also take into account technological integration and the planning and adjustment of the service to existing needs, the promotion of punctuality, regularity and reliability of the system and greater simplification of the networks and services to be provided.

Environmental sustainability will be promoted through the renewal and qualification of the fleet, with a reduction in the average age of buses from 15 years to less than one year and the inclusion of a quota of non-polluting and energy-efficient vehicles, with eco-driving measures, economical, safe and comfortable driving.

It is also planned to improve the focus and attention to the passenger, with the expansion of the sales network and support services and centralized information management.

Updated on 30/03/2022
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