In 2016, CTB [Bizkaia Transport Consortium] launched a call to tender to supply and install economizer equipment for a set of Bilbao Metropolitan Railway (FMB) escalators. The project aimed to fit systems to the escalators that would lead to significant savings in electricity and whose economic and technical feasibility had been previously demonstrated in a prototype.
This morning the CTB (Bizkaia Transport Consortium) welcomed an official visit from a Ukrainian delegation who wished to see Bizkaia’s public transport system for themselves. CTB General Manager Gorka Ugalde acted as host for the visitors, who included staff from the municipal authorities in Lviv interested in the process of creating, implementing and managing the Barik system across all areas and modes of public transport in Bizkaia, and in its impact on sustainable mobility in the territory.
CTB’s Barik NFC app has now been used for over 275,000 top-ups, with an average of 645 per day. 131,134 users have now downloaded this free app which enables Barik cards to be topped up from mobile phones running on Android.