EMTA Barometer of public transport in the European metropolitan areas

Updated: February 2014

Barometer 2012 - published early 2014

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format : page to page


A precise knowledge of reality is a prerequisite to define pertinent policies. This is particularly true in the field of public transport, where decisions affect the daily lives of millions of people and where the investment and operation costs of complex systems often amount to millions, if not billions, of Euros.

In this context, comparison of data between territories facing the same kinds of challenges (“benchmarking”) is a useful source of information for decision makers. The EMTA Barometer of public transport in the European metropolitan areas aims to provide such comparative insight.

It illustrates the diversity of public transport systems and public transport policies in the European largest cities. 26 metropolitan areas have contributed to this new edition of the EMTA Barometer of public transport, by providing data based on the year 2012.

The work has been carried out with the strong support of Laura Delgado of the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, who have prepared this report.


Barometer 2011 - published late 2012

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format: page to page



Full Barometer 2009 - published in early 2012

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format: page to page



Barometer 2008 - published in 2010

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format: page to page



Full Barometer 2006 - published in 2009

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format: page to page



Full Barometer 2004 - published in 2007

A six-pages summary is available in pdf format:

- page to page
- as printed



Full Barometer 2002 - published in 2004

A four-pages summary is available in pdf format:

- Deutsche Fassung
- Version française
- English version
- Versión española



Full Barometer 2000 - published in 2002


Printable format