Through Thibaut Calatayud
In this new school year, users are back on the network Woven. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, on the sidelines of the announcement of a plan to purchase at least 23 tram trainsets between the metropolises of Toulouse, Brest (Finistère) and Besancon (Doubs) at the National Public Transport Meetings (RNTP), the president of Tisséo Collectivités et Ingénierie, Jean-Michel Lattes, an update on the attendance of the Toulouse network.
“A much faster recovery”
Before the summer, Tisséo recorded a attendance down 40%. The trend seems to be reversing, a month after the end of the summer period.
“In Toulouse, with the first trends for the month of September, we could be at -12 or -13%. We could reach our level of 2019 at the end of the year or at the beginning of next year. It is a recovery which is much faster than the one that existed before “.
“Nothing would be worse than a degradation of the offer”
Delighted with this recovery, Jean-Michel Lattes warns that it will be necessary to respond present. “Nothing would be worse than a degradation of the offer when we have this rebound in attendance. Nothing would be worse! He repeats.
“Faced with the health crisis, I believe that we must be proactive. Let us reinvent ourselves. Among the levers we have, one of the most effective remains the offer. If we respond to the expected offer, we can hope a sustainable rebound in public transport. If we are poor in the response, it will be catastrophic “.
Partygoers at the night subway rendezvous
To improve the transport offer in the Pink City, Tisséo is focusing in particular on the operation of the metro between midnight and 3 a.m., overnight from Thursday to Friday, evening of celebration in the Toulouse student tradition.
And according to the vice-president of the metropolis, the response was immediate. “The first night, we had 5,000 people. There, we go up to 7,000. We will end the year with 10,000 more people between midnight and 3 am on our network ”, rejoices the elected official.
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