Transports Ciutat Comtal Gets Major Portuguese Contract

Jan. 22, 2015
The company, owned by Moventia and TMB, was awarded a 10-year concession to manage the metro and buses of the second-largest urban area in Portugal.

Transports Ciutat Comtal (TCC), owned by Moventia and TMB, is to operate public transport in the metropolitan area of Oporto for the next 10 years, according to a resolution by the boards of directors of Metro do Porto and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP), operating under the Portuguese Ministry of Transport and Finance. This report will now be sent to the Government who will issue the final authorisation.

TCC won the tender for the concession of Metro do Porto and STCP (urban bus) transport systems, the deadline for submission of which was 30 December last. The concession involves taking over the operation and maintenance of Oporto's bus and metro systems for a period of ten years, under the terms established in the tender. 

STCP operates a bus service in the city of Oporto and its conurbation, the second-largest metropolitan area in Portugal with a population of 1.5 million. In 2013 it transported 78.5 million passengers on 70 regular lines with a fleet of 480 buses.

The Metro do Porto network consists of 6 light railway lines covering 67 kilometres, part underground and part overground. The 102 trains that constitute its rolling stock serve 81 stations that clocked up 56 million ticket validations in 2013.

Experience and know-how

TCC, created in 1991 by Moventia and TMB, brings together the two largest passenger transport operators in Catalonia and therefore considerable experience and know-how in the design and execution of mobility projects. It is now set to head up the modernisation of Oporto's metropolitan public transport as concessionaire.

Moventia is the largest privately owned public transport group in Catalonia. It employs 2,750 people and operates a fleet of 950 buses and 41 and 104 trams, transporting 104 million passengers a year. It operate 90 urban bus routes in 17 cities and 86 inter-urban routes, along with Barcelona's tram network, amongst other services.