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The BAT card comes into operation on Bizkaibus and Bilbobus from June 18

Mairenis Gomez

June 18, 2024 | 3:30 pm

Starting June 18, the BAT card can be used on Bizkaibus, Bilbobus and other urban transport in Bizkaia

Tuesday, June 18, will mark a before and after in the mobility of the citizens of Bizkaia. From this date, the BAT card, widely used in Álava, will be available for use on all public transport services in Bizkaia. This includes both Bizkaibus and Bilbobus, as well as other means of transportation. urban transport such as the Artxanda funicular, the Bizkaia Bridge and the Ereaga elevator. This step represents a significant advance in the integration of transport in Euskadi, facilitating travel and providing important economic benefits to users.

Economic benefits and expansion of services with the BAT card

The Álava Provincial Council has reported that BAT card users will enjoy the same privileges as those with the Credittrans rate, Cwith a 50% discount on the base price. This economic advantage is a key incentive to encourage the use of public transport among Bizkaia residents. In addition, the card will be valid on Bilbobus lines that connect with Bilbao, including services such as the Etxebarri bus, the Erandio bus, Kbus in Barakaldo, Lejoan Busa in Leioa, Sopelbus in Sopela and Galdabus in Galdakao.

The inclusion of the BAT card in the Bizkaia transportation system not only benefits the residents of Álava who travel to Bizkaia, but also the Bizkaians themselves, who will now be able to enjoy greater flexibility and convenience in their daily trips. The initiative is framed within the strategic objectives of Euskadi to promote a sustainable and efficient transport system, reducing dependence on private vehicles and contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions.

Impact of the integration of the BAT card on mobility in Bizkaia

The implementation of the BAT card on all public transport in Bizkaia is one more step on the path towards more integrated and accessible mobility in the region. By allowing the use of a single card in a wide range of transport services, users' lives are made easier and the use of public transport is encouraged.. This, in turn, contributes to the reduction of traffic and pollution, improving the quality of life in the urban areas of Bizkaia.

In addition, this measure also reflects the commitment of the Basque authorities to sustainability and efficiency in transport. The ability to use the BAT card on various modes of transport fosters a more cohesive and accessible system, benefiting both regular travelers and visitors. Furthermore, the integration of the BAT in Bizkaia's transport responds to the needs of a population increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable mobility and reducing the ecological footprint.

This includes both Bizkaibus and Bilbobus, as well as other means of urban transport such as the Artxanda funicular,

An initiative that improves connectivity and convenience for users

Ultimately, The availability of the BAT card on all public transport in Bizkaia as of June 18 is news of great relevance for the citizens of the region. This initiative not only improves connectivity and convenience for users, but also promotes a more sustainable and efficient transportation system, aligned with the sustainable development objectives of Euskadi.

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